David Friedman

To 115th US Congress of the United States:

Members of the 115th US Congress: Do not confirm David Friedman as US Ambassador to Israel. Friedman has no diplomatic experience. He supports Israeli settlements, Israeli annexation of the West Bank, and wants to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. His appointment would be counter to efforts to achieve a peaceful solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

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  • signed via 2017-01-17 09:45:23 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-16 03:47:49 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-16 02:03:26 -0500
    Sign the petition: Say NO to David Friedman, Trump’s pick for U.S. Ambassador to ISRAEL!
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    Sign the petition: Say NO to David Friedman, Trump’s pick for U.S. Ambassador to ISRAEL! http://www.codepink.org/davidfriedman?recruiter_id=660985
  • signed 2017-01-16 02:03:02 -0500
    Sanctioning settlement building fundamentally means abandoning any kind of two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In effect, there is no peace process as no viable negotiations can be successful when one party holds all the cards (Israel), all the military advantages (Israel), controls all the flow of goods, medical goods, (even a toothbrush cannot enter Gaza without Israeli permission) severely limits a civilian populations’ right to free movement, limits medical care, limits access to schools and generally has reduced the Palestinian’s right to live to that of a subjugated population, caged in the world’s largest open air prison (Gaza).

    Reference to the Palestine Papers (Wikkileaks 2008) will testify that the Palestinian leadership was willing to allow even the most egregious and largest settlements to remain in return for a nominal Palestinian state, greatly reduced in land mass and autonomy. Tzipi Livni’s response at the time:Thank you very much, we know that means a lot to you but it’s not enough…..’ (Il n’y aura un etat Palestinien), 2008) In short, Israel supports the forcible transfer of the indigenous population of Palestine…….. to facilitate a purely Zionist state as a solution

    The true nature of historical Palestine is that it is dual in nature, i.e. both Jewish and Arab communities have a right to be there. Colonial interference has greatly disturbed this fragile arrangement 91917, 1947) which existed for centuries. The horrors of the Holocaust necessitated the creation of a state to provide safety for the Jewish people; however, this should not involve the dis empowerment of the other indigenous inhabitants of Palestine. The Balfour declaration of 1917 never had this purpose or intention in mind. The Trump administration, with its crass arrogance, lack of knowledge, lack of any articulate plan and its encouragement of further settlement growth, is only going to exacerbate this tinderbox

    Anna Romano
  • signed 2017-01-15 01:02:19 -0500
    Yet another criminal, another delusional old white man with a personal agenda and unable to truly lead. Please do not confirm this individual.
  • signed 2017-01-14 20:40:33 -0500
    We can not support the immoral, violent and racist Isreali gov— I resent one cent going to this baby burning, land stealing, school and hospital bombing, crap— It’s a cancer on our souls to support this murderous karma
  • signed 2017-01-13 22:28:04 -0500
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  • signed 2017-01-12 14:58:53 -0500
    The worst!
  • signed 2017-01-12 00:55:22 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-11 23:09:58 -0500
    J. Alessi
  • signed 2017-01-11 20:45:03 -0500
    Jamal Azad
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-11 20:43:50 -0500
    Sign the petition: Say NO to David Friedman, Trump’s pick for U.S. Ambassador to ISRAEL!
  • signed 2017-01-11 10:02:24 -0500
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    don green
  • signed via 2017-01-10 22:09:38 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-10 20:42:49 -0500
    Sign the petition: Say NO to David Friedman, Trump’s pick for U.S. Ambassador to ISRAEL!
  • @jkarm150 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-10 20:42:44 -0500
    Sign the petition: Say NO to David Friedman, Trump’s pick for U.S. Ambassador to ISRAEL! http://www.codepink.org/davidfriedman?recruiter_id=296200
  • signed 2017-01-10 20:42:27 -0500
    Please support peace, not further oppression.
  • signed 2017-01-10 19:24:48 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-10 17:25:29 -0500
    As a Jewish-American, I want the Israeli occupation of Palestine to end with both Israelis and Palestinians being assured equal rights and protections in either a single state or two states divided at the Green Line.
  • signed 2017-01-10 06:05:52 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-10 01:29:09 -0500
    Do not confirm Trump’s NOMINATION for Ambassador to Israel. He is not a good candidate for this post.
  • signed 2017-01-09 22:54:29 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-09 20:19:17 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-09 19:41:10 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-09 19:15:46 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-09 19:03:52 -0500
    David Friedman is the wrong choice for Ambassador to Israel. His views are out of the mainstream of American and Israeli opinion, and represent a threat to peace efforts in the Middle East.
  • signed 2017-01-09 18:55:31 -0500
    I stand with Palestinian people.

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