- Senate panel OKs Trump's candidate for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman
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Aaron David Miller is a vice president and distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and author of "The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President." Miller was a Middle East negotiator in Democratic and Republican administrations. Follow him @aarondmiller2. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday to approve David Friedman as President Donald Trump's choice as ambassador to Israel. In the history of the US-Israel relationship, his nomination is by far the most controversial choice yet to be made by an American president. According to many, it's the most provocative as well.