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"We don't tell Israel what to do" – David Friedman, September 8, 2018, Ariel Kahan

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Sep 9, 2018 at 14:14

Dear Daniel Pipes,

I suspect that you yourself have been so distracted by the Liberal Media's hatred of President Donald Trump that you've been unable to perceive that Trump is almost exactly the President you've been dreaming for.

Here (below) is an article (published yesterday) which supports my observation - in the words of US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. As you know, Friedman has been not only Trump lawyer for many years, but also his personal friend. Therefore,we may conclude that Friedman reflects accurately the policies of President Trump, particularly on Israel. In the journalistic interview below, held in the US Embassy in Jerusalem, are the answers of Friedman on behalf of the US Administration. I hope you read this interview very carefully,and thereafter concede that every issue your raise is satisfied - except that the US isn't dictating to Israel what to do (which you may have not intended). Or do you really believe that Kushner and Friedman know better than Netanyahu what's good for Israel? I don't think so.


"We don't tell Israel what to do" – David Friedman, September 8, 2018, Ariel Kahana
"In a Rosh Hashanah interview from his new office in Jerusalem, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman wishes the people of Israel continued growth, together with the United States."



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Daniel Pipes replies:

I like most of Trump's policies. His character remains as dangerous as ever.

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