Jacob Lew

Jacob Lew, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Oct. 18, 2023 in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Thune and Rounds vote against Biden pick for ambassador to Israel

BY: - October 31, 2023

The U.S. Senate voted, 53-43, Tuesday to confirm Jacob J. Lew as ambassador to Israel amid a recent escalation in the U.S. ally’s war with the militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Senators of both parties agreed the need to confirm an ambassador to Israel gained urgency after Hamas’ surprise attack on Oct. 7 […]