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Trump chooses David Friedman as Ambassador to Israel
President-elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday named David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer aligned with the Israeli right, as his nominee for ambassador to.Israel.
Mr. Friedman did not wait long on Thursday to signal his intention to upend the policy on Jerusalem pursued by the Obama administration.. In a statement from the Trump transition team announcing his nomination, he said he looked forward to doing the job “from the U.S. embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.” Friedman has also said in the past that he does not believe Israeli settlement activity is illegal and opposes a ban on construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem — a stance that runs counter to decades of US policy.