Trump to nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel

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Posted: Dec 15, 2016 6:44 PM

(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel, the transition team said in a statement on Thursday.

"(Friedman) has been a long-time friend and trusted advisor to me. His strong relationships in Israel will form the foundation of his diplomatic mission and be a tremendous asset to our country as we strengthen the ties with our allies and strive for peace in the Middle East," Trump said in the statement.

(Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)