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Biden nominates Thomas Nides as U.S. Ambassador to Israel on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

After months of delay, the President of the United States will nominate Thomas Nides, a Wall Street banker and former State Department official.

The White House said in a statement that US President Joe Biden will nominate Thomas R Nides, a Wall Street banker and former State Department official, as the country’s next ambassador to Israel. statement Tuesday.

Nides was the vice chairman of Morgan Stanley, the fourth largest investment banking company in the United States, and served as Deputy Secretary of State during the administration of former President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2013.

It took Biden several months to formally appoint his nominees to accept sensitive assumptions, which raised some observers to question how this choice would affect the US president’s policies in Israel and Palestine.

On Tuesday’s announcement, the Biden administration was Seeking a new beginning After years of partisan exercises in the United States, Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s new Israeli government ended their 12-year term as prime minister over the weekend.

After Israel bombed the besieged Gaza Strip for 11 days last month, Killed 256 Palestinians And caused hundreds of injuries. As a result of rocket launches from Palestinian territories, 12 more people were killed in Israel.

As a pro-Israel Democrat, Nides has been working behind the scenes to fund relief efforts for the Palestinians by the United Nations and was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Nides is also an important contributor to the Democratic Party, and has raised more than $45,000 for Democratic candidates including Biden over the years.

J Street, a liberal and pro-Israel group based in the United States, welcomed Nides’ nomination on Tuesday.

The organization said in a statement: “The events of the past few weeks have clearly shown that our country urgently needs an experienced diplomat to fill this highly sensitive and complex position. We believe that Nides has the necessary experience. “

Nides will succeed David Friedman, former U.S. President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Israel, who is a bankruptcy lawyer and a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

In addition to Nides, the White House stated that Biden also intends to nominate eight other people as ambassadors, including former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the famous pilot who landed the passenger plane on the Hudson River in 2009. “·Sully Sullenberger.

Salazar was nominated as the ambassador to Mexico, and Sullenberger was appointed as the U.S. representative to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Julianne Smith, Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Anthony Brinken, will also be nominated as U.S. Ambassador to China NATO, The White House said.

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