Israel-envoy pick apologizes for insults, vows to change

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 3:06 a.m.
Updated: February 17, 2017 at 3:06 a.m.

David Friedman (center) talks with Sen. Lindsey Graham as he waits with former Sen. Joe Lieberman to testify Thursday in his Senate confirmation hearing.

The attorney President Donald Trump picked as his ambassador to Israel sought to repair the damage from past attacks on political opponents, telling lawmakers he regretted using inflammatory language and promised to be "respectful and measured" should he be confirmed.

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