Democrats push to confirm Biden’s Israel ambassador nominee

Posted on AllSides October 8th, 2023
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Several Democrats expressed concern that the United States does not have a sitting ambassador for Israel amid the escalating conflict and attacks.

Democratic lawmakers on Saturday aggressively pushed for a quick confirmation of Jacob J. Lew, who was nominated by President Biden last month, after the Palestinian militant group Hamas attacked Israel earlier in the day.

Senate Foreign Relations Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released a statement expressing hope that other senators will join him in “promptly confirming” Lew.

“Right now, it is critical as ever that we have a Senate-confirmed...

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