A suggestion from US President-elect Donald Trump’s hard-liner pick for Israeli ambassador that the US embassy in the country will be moved to Jerusalem has been met with condemnation from both Arab and liberal Jewish sources.
David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer and long-time friend of the incoming US president, was announced as the transition team’s candidate for the post late on Thursday.
Mr Friedman is a controversial choice, to say the least. He has described Jewish Americans who advocate a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as “far worse” than those who policed their fellow Jews in Nazi concentration camps, and told Haaretz in June that Mr Trump’s administration will support Israeli expansion in parts of the West Bank.
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