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SENATE CONFIRMS DAVID FRIEDMAN AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL

  • March 29, 2017
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Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition congratulates David Friedman on his Senate Confirmation as Ambassador to Israel.

Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition (HILC) helped secure David M. Friedman’s confirmation as Ambassador to Israel, making him the first of President Trump’s selected foreign emissaries to take his post.

Many anti-Israel organizations pressured the Senate to defeat Friedman’s nomination. Ambassador Friedman earned the support of 52-to-46 of the Senate including two Democratic Senators, Sens. Robert Menendez (N.J.) and Joe Manchin III (W.Va.).

In mid-January, NHCLC/HILC Leadership gathered twenty of its national leaders with leadership from Christians United for Israel for an emergency Washington Summit to lobby in support of Friedman’s nomination.

On January 31, 2017, HILC hosted more than 70 Evangelical heads of major evangelical organizations in Washington D.C. to meet with David Friedman and to mobilize the grass root effort for his support.

Additionally, we launched Action Alerts to encourage phone calls and e-mails to Senators.

Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, posted his congratulations on Twitter, saying he was “looking forward to working closely with you to make the U.S.-Israel alliance stronger than ever.”

Netanyahu tweeted, “New US ambassador to Israel David Friedman will be warmly welcomed as President Trump’s representative and as a close friend of Israel.”

NHCLC/CONEL is the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization. It serves as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals assembled in over 40,000 U.S. churches and another 500,000 congregations spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. For additional information, visit http://www.nhclc.org.

The Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition is a subsidiary of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC/CONEL) is the largest pro-Israel International Latino Christian organization in America and in the world. HILC’s mission is to engage, empower, and equip the Latino Christian evangelical community in full support of Israel and the Jewish community around the world. http://www.hispanicisraelcoalition.org