Following Senate confirmation of former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to be U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Democratic Majority for Israel President & CEO Mark Mellman released the following statement:

“I’m thrilled to congratulate Secretary Jack Lew on his Senate confirmation to become the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel. In these unprecedented times, we’re grateful to have someone of Ambassador Lew’s caliber representing America’s interests and values in Israel. His role as the top American diplomat in Israel will enhance the enduring bond between our nations at a critical moment.

“Secretary Lew brings to his new role decades of top-level experience in both government and the private sector, including as Senior Advisor to the Speaker of the House, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Chief of Staff to the President, and as Secretary of the Treasury.

“On a personal note, I have had the privilege of calling Jack a friend for many years. His integrity, dedication, compassion and wisdom have always been evident, and I have no doubt that he will bring those same qualities to his role as ambassador.”