Jerusalem recognition ‘led to explosion of peace,’ departing US envoy tells MKs

Knesset bids farewell to David Friedman; thanks him for ‘tremendous contributions’ after he oversaw policy shifts on Jerusalem, Golan, settlements, Israel-Gulf relations

In this January 11, 2021 photo, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (L), Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin (C), and MK Zvi Hauser (R) attend a farewell meeting for the outgoing envoy in the Knesset. (Dani Shem Tov/Knesset Spokesperson)

The Knesset Subcommittee for Policy and Strategy held a celebratory meeting Monday for the departing United States Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, amid the upcoming administration change in the US.

“Everyone feared that the recognition of Jerusalem would lead to an explosion, but it turned out to be an explosion of peace and not of violence,” Friedman said during the event.

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