February 1, 2017

A Disastrous Appointment: David Friedman, Enemy of Peace

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S selection to be U.S. ambassador to Israel is his own bankruptcy lawyer, who has no diplomatic experience of any kind. David Friedman is a vigorous opponent of the creation of a Palestinian state and rejects the two-state policy as a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, which has been the official basis of U.S. policy under both Democrats and Republicans for decades.

Friedman has close ties to Israel’s rightwing settlement movement, and served as a commentator for Arutz Sheva, a settler media network. He was president of American Friends of Beit El Institutions, which supports the Beit El settlement near Ramallah, which is viewed as in violation of international law by both the U.N. and the U.S. Read more.

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