The US president will nominate Thomas Nides, a former State Department official, months after the delay.
US President Biden will nominate Wall Street banker and former State Department official Thomas R. Nides as the country’s next ambassador to Israel. announcement: On Tuesday.
Nides is the Vice President of Morgan Stanley, the fourth largest investment bank in the United States, and served as Deputy Secretary of State from 2011 to 2013 under former President Barack Obama.
It took Biden months to formally nominate his candidate for a sensitive position, prompting some observers to question what the Israeli election would say about the US president’s policy in Palestine.
The announcement was made during Biden’s administration on Tuesday looking for a new beginning Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with Israel’s new government after years of party maneuvers by Benjamin Netanyahu in the United States, whose 12-year term as prime minister ended over the weekend.
The 11 days of Israeli bombing in the besieged Gaza Strip last month, he said. killed 256 Palestinians է Hundreds were injured. A rocket fire from the Palestinian territories also killed 12 people in Israel.
Known as a pro-Israel Democrat, Nides worked behind the scenes to fund UN relief efforts for the Palestinians. Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been awarded the “Different Service” award.
Nides has also been a major contributor to Democrats over the years, including Biden, raising more than $ 45,000 for Democratic candidates.
J Street, a liberal, pro-Israel group based in the United States, welcomed Nides on Tuesday.
“The events of the past few weeks have made it very clear that our country urgently needs an experienced diplomat to take on this very sensitive, difficult position, and we believe that Nides has the necessary experience,” the group said in a statement.
Nides will replace former US President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Israel, bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer who has been a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
In addition to Nides, the White House said Biden planned to nominate eight other people to the embassies, including former Home Secretary Ken Salazar and “Sally” Salenberger, the famous pilot who landed his pilot on the Hudson River in 2009.
Salazar is appointed Ambassador to Mexico, and Salenberger is appointed US Representative to the International Civil Aviation Council.
Julianna Smith, senior adviser to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, will also be nominated as US Ambassador NATOsaid the White House.