Following the Biden administration announcement that former Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides is nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Democratic Majority for Israel CEO Mark Mellman released the following statement:

“Tom Nides is a wonderful man whom I’ve had the honor to know for decades. His deep experience in the State Department, his outstanding diplomatic skills, broad policy knowledge, and his deep commitment to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship make him a perfect choice to be America’s top diplomat in Israel.

“As Deputy Secretary of State from 2011-2013, Nides worked closely with Israeli officials and was highly regarded as an advocate for Israel’s security.

“We urge his confirmation, wish him tremendous success in his new role, and look forward to working with him to help strengthen America’s alliance with Israel.”