Trump's Israel ambassador torn to shreds for saying America supports Netanyahu barring US congresswomen
David Friedman U.S. Ambassador to Israel, REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

David Friedman, the American ambassador to Israel appointed by President Donald Trump, got torn to shreds on Thursday after he issued a statement saying that the United States government supports Israel's decision to ban two American lawmakers from entering their country.

"The United States supports and respects the decision of the Government of Israel to deny entry to the Tlaib/Omar Delegation," Friedman wrote.

The ambassador went on to cite the congresswomen's support for the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions campaign, which is designed to punish the Israeli government for its continued occupation of the West Bank, as justification for not allowing them in.

Friedman's statement immediately drew harsh criticism, including from J-Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami, who slammed the ambassador for not "defending the rights of Americans."

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