The Confirmation Crucible
Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel faces
hecklers, tough grilling at confirmation hearing
President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, faced a tough grilling at his confirmation hearing, including hecklers and an apology for his attacks on Leftist Jews.
Before the hearing began, an anti-Israel demonstrator shouted, "Palestinians will always be in Palestine!" until he was removed by security.
Friedman faced pointed questions about an article he wrote in which he called Left-wing Jewish group JStreet worse than "kapos" - Jews who collaborated with the Nazis.
Ben Cardin, a senior Democratic senator, expressed his concern about Friedman's Right-wing views, saying,
Leading Republican Lindsey Graham, however, was more dangerous, stating, "I believe he is the right guy at the right time. He'll be Trump's voice."
Friedman is expected to be confirmed.
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