ZOA’s Morton A. Klein said, “The ZOA sincerely congratulates Amb. David Friedman on this wonderful achievement in a life filled with many achievements. Amb Friedman’s parents Rabbi and Ms. Morris Friedman and Hashem by their side are welling up with pride and joy. This is a great day for America, Israel, the Jewish people and Amb. David Friedman. He will be the most pro-Israel pro-America Ambassador to Israel in history. He is the first U.S. Ambassador to Israel that has a realistic, rational view of the issues affecting all the parties there. We applaud Senators Menendez of NJ and Manchin of West Virginia as Democrats who voted for Amb. Friedman.