Amb. David Friedman Joins RJC Board of Directors
Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition announces that the Honorable David M. Friedman, former Ambassador of the United States to the State of Israel, has been elected to the RJC Board of Directors.
RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said:
As US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman was instrumental in strengthening the US-Israel relationship under President Donald Trump, including overseeing the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and achieving US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He was also a leading member of the Trump administration team that developed the historic Abraham Accords and brought that ambitious policy to fruition.
In each of the past 5 years, Ambassador Friedman was recognized by The Jerusalem Post as one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world. The JTA recognized Ambassador Friedman as one of the 20 most important Jewish leaders of the past decade. Ambassador Friedman was awarded the National Security Medal in 2020 and nominated that year for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Ambassador Friedman has continued and expanded his efforts in support of strengthening US-Israel relations and normalizing relations between Israel and the Arab world with the establishment of "The Friedman Center for Peace through Strength." We commend his outstanding contributions to the US-Israel alliance and to peace in the region.
We are very excited that David Friedman is now taking a leadership role in the Republican Jewish Coalition. The RJC represents tens of thousands of Jewish Republicans across the country. In addition to advocating for traditional Republican values and policies, including strong support for the US-Israel alliance, the RJC is committed to helping Republicans win majorities in the US House and Senate in 2022. The RJC has a terrific plan for energizing and growing the Jewish Republican base and for bringing them out to support Republican candidates in 2022. We are delighted that David will be part of our efforts.
David Friedman said:
I am honored to join the outstanding leadership of the Republican Jewish Coalition, a group that has done so much to advance the values and interests of the American Jewish community. The RJC is a respected and prominent voice against antisemitism and has a long track record of holding elected officials, from both sides of the aisle, accountable for their words and actions. The rise in antisemitism from the anti-Israel left, with people like the "Squad" in Congress openly supporting BDS and defaming Israel, means that the RJC's efforts are needed now more than ever. I look forward to being part of their important work.