Jewish Dems Welcomes Nomination of Jack Lew to Serve as U.S. Ambassador to Israel
WASHINGTON – The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) strongly welcomed President Biden’s nomination of former Secretary of the Treasury and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel and urged the Senate to move swiftly toward confirmation.
Hon. Ron Klein, JDCA’s Board Chair and former Congressman (FL-22), said:
“President Biden’s nomination of Jack Lew to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel underscores the President’s strong and unwavering commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship, Israel’s safety and security, a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state.
“Lew, former Secretary of the Treasury and White House Chief of Staff, is one of the most qualified nominees in U.S. history for this critically important role. Lew’s experience and record demonstrate his commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship, and we have no doubt that he will be successful as U.S. Ambassador to Israel. We urge the Senate to move quickly to consider his nomination and to send him to Jerusalem without delay.”
JDCA CEO Halie Soifer said the following regarding Lew’s nomination:
“President Biden’s nomination of Jack Lew underscores what Jewish Americans have long known: Joe Biden is a true friend to Israel. Lew is eminently qualified for this role, and Jewish Dems urge the Senate to expedite his confirmation.
“In the past year, Senate Republicans have obstructed nominations, which has negatively impacted U.S. national security, military, and diplomatic priorities around the world. The U.S.-Israel relationship is too important to leave this post vacant, and Jewish Dems urge the Senate to expeditiously move toward confirmation.”