Following the announcement that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid have selected Israeli Brigadier General (Ret.) Mike Herzog as Ambassador to the U.S., Democratic Majority for Israel President Mark Mellman made the following statement:

“Mike Herzog’s distinguished career as a military strategist and peace negotiator make him an outstanding choice for this vital diplomatic role. Those of us privileged to know him recognize Mike as both a perceptive analyst and as an impressive advocate. A frequent interlocutor with Palestinian leadership on behalf of his government, he is deeply respected by Middle East hands in Washington, and I am certain he will earn the respect of leaders in both parties.

“In selecting Mike Herzog, the new Israeli government makes clear once again that it places a high value on strengthening the U.S.-Israel alliance.”