December 16, 2016

Trump's Israel ambassador pick opposes two state solution

Politico - President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate David Friedman, an Orthodox Jewish lawyer with highly conservative views on Israel, as the next U.S. ambassador to the tiny Jewish-majority state.

Friedman helped advise Trump during the campaign and has assisted him in bankruptcy proceedings in the past. He is a supporter of Israeli settlement construction, has downplayed the need for a Palestinian state, and is considered a key force behind the incoming president's relatively hard-line pro-Israel positions, including supporting moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

...Trump's choice of Friedman immediately drew criticism from liberal Jewish activists, who noted that he's compared Jewish supporters of a two-state solution to "kapos" — Jews who were assigned by Nazi guards to oversee other prisoners at concentration camps.

1 comment:

Strelnikov said...

That's the thing, as things are on the ground right now, Israel is making a two-state solution impossible, SO they actually make the Israeli-right nightmare of incorporating the Palestinians into Israeli society an imperative!