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    Trump’s Pick for Ambassador to Israel Worries Palestinians

    He won’t do the two-state two-step. David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer with no diplomatic experience, has long been outspoken about his views on Israel: He supports Israeli settlement of the West Bank, doesn’t consider annexation of occupied territory to be illegal, and has compared Jewish support for a two-state solution to collaboration with Nazis during the Holocaust. While some Jewish groups expressed deep reservations, Friedman said he’s excited to work from the embassy in Jerusalem, “Israel’s eternal capital,” though the U.S. embassy is located in Tel Aviv.

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