Biden’s pick for ambassador to Israel is so awful, it’s hard to believe what he’s done
in just two weeks. His lack of experience and questionable past have raised serious concerns. He made public comments downplaying the severity of Israel’s security situation, which made many worry that he is not a strong enough advocate for Israel. He has expressed support for the US re-entering the Iran nuclear deal, while also praising policies of past presidents that have been criticized by the Israeli government. He has made controversial statements about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting that Israel’s settlement activity should not be a primary obstacle to peace. The many issues with Biden’s pick has led some to call for the president to withdraw the nomination.