October 31, 2023

Duckworth Applauds Confirmation of US Ambassador to Israel Amid Ongoing Crisis in Middle East


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Today, combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees—issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed the Honorable Jack Lew to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel:

“We must work as hard as we can to bring about a tomorrow for both Israelis and Palestinians alike where their skies won’t be marred with missiles and their streets won’t be scarred with blood. Amid this ongoing crisis, I’m relieved that the Senate confirmed Jack Lew to be our nation’s Ambassador to Israel and I’m confident Ambassador Lew will be effective in deepening the already-strong bond between our countries, while enhancing U.S.-Israeli cooperation to better respond and support our allies in the Middle East.”