Statement by Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman

January 8, 2021

Our Republic was severely tested this week. But we proved our resilience in the face of unprecedented stress. Our Constitution worked, as did our laws and our law enforcement. Our democracy will emerge stronger and, once again, with an orderly transition of power.

I would like to congratulate President-elect Biden and his incoming administration. I humbly offer any assistance that may be requested to aid in transition. I know that America’s unbreakable bond with Israel will endure — it is a fundamental value of our nation.

I am also grateful to the many Israelis who shared messages of solidarity with the American people and expressed trust in the strength of our democratic institutions. May God bless the United States of America, the State of Israel, and their eternal bond.