Daniel Shapiro

US Ambassador To Israel Blasts ‘2 Standards’ Of Law In West Bank

01/19/2016 - 10:36

Tel Aviv — The U.S. ambassador to Israel slammed the Israeli legal system in the West Bank, saying, “Too much Israeli vigilantism in the West Bank goes on unchecked.”

Dan Shapiro being sworn in as the 19th United States Ambassador to Israel, Julu 8, 2015. JTA

U.S. Ambassador To Israel: Israeli Actions Not Excessive

10/15/2015 - 20:00

The United States’ ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, said Washington does not view Israel’s recent actions to curb Palestinian violence as excessive and supports Israel right to defend its citizens.

Daniel Shapiro

Obama taps Shapiro for U.S. envoy to Israel

03/09/2011 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama nominated Daniel Shapiro to be the United States ambassador to Israel, signaling an intensification of U.S. involvement in the region.

Obama made the formal announcement on Wednesday; it had been rumored for weeks.

Shapiro, currently the top National Security Council official handling Israel and the region, would replace James Cunningham.

Shapiro, 41, is active in the Washington D.C. Jewish community and he would be the first Jewish ambassador to Israel since Daniel Kurtzer, who served from 2001 to 2005.

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