Upon the Senate confirmation of David Friedman to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel, B’nai B’rith International President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin sent a letter of congratulations to the new ambassador:
“On behalf of B'nai B'rith International—the world's oldest and most widely known Jewish communal, humanitarian and advocacy organization, with a grassroots presence in some 50 countries—we write to extend our sincere congratulations upon your confirmation by the Senate to be the next United States Ambassador to the State of Israel.
We are eager to partner with you to ensure that the strong bonds that tie the United States and Israel become even more robust. As an organization with deep roots in Israel going back to 1888, we stand ready to work with you, through our headquarters in Washington, D.C. and our B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem, to bring renewed vigor to the bilateral relationship between two great allies. We look forward to many years of fruitful and close cooperation on programs that can mutually benefit Israel and the United States in a time of uncertainty and in a region in continuous turmoil.
We extend to you our best wishes for your success as you prepare to assume your duties in this vital diplomatic position.”