WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the statement below following the Senate’s confirmation of Tom Nides to be ambassador to Israel:

“With unanimous, bipartisan support, the Senate confirmed Duluth native Tom Nides to be our next ambassador to Israel. He is committed to fostering enduring peace and stability in the region, and I am confident that Tom will further the deep alliance between our two nations. 

“Since our days in college interning together for then Vice President Mondale, he has served ably in many leadership positions, including at the State Department. During his time with the Obama administration, Tom distinguished himself as a key voice on Israel and an advocate for humanitarian support for U.S. allies. I know he will make all Minnesotans proud and serve our country with distinction.”

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