Washington, D.C. (November 3, 2021) — DMFI president Mark Mellman released the following statement today following the Senate’s confirmation of Tom Nides:

“We are pleased that the Republican senators ultimately decided to do the right thing tonight and lift the hold they inexplicably put on Tom Nides’ nomination as U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

“Tom 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 eminently qualified 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 wish Tom tremendous success in his new role and look forward to working with him to help strengthen America’s alliance with Israel.”