J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami welcomed the nomination of Daniel Shapiro as the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel in a statement today:
J Street is pleased to welcome President Obama's nomination of Daniel Shapiro as the United States' next Ambassador to Israel. We hope that the Senate will quickly confirm this outstanding choice. Dan's work in the National Security Council, Congress and the American Jewish community has garnered him the trust and respect of a broad array of American and Israeli leaders. His long-standing commitment to achieving a two-state resolution of the conflict and deep knowledge of the region is unmatched, and he will be an invaluable asset to American diplomacy in the Middle East. We look forward to working with Dan in his new role to pursue the policies that serve America’s and Israel’s long-term interests, ensure a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, and bring lasting peace and security to Israel and the region as a whole.