Former State Dept official Thomas Nides in line for ambassador Israel

Thomas R. Nides, 60, is reported to be in line for the Biden administration’s ambassadorial post in Israel, say Washington sources. An executive of Morgan Stanly, Nides served from 2011-20i3 as deputy secretary of state for management and resources. In that role he set up ties with Israeli officials and assisted in Obama administration policies on Iran and the Palestinians. He was born in Duluth, Minn. to a Jewish family. If approved by the Senate, Nides would take over from the Trump nominee David Friedman.


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