In this photo provided by Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, David Friedman, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to Israel. (Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP via AP)
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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has nominated hard-liner David Friedman as the next ambassador to Israel, in a move welcomed by conservatives in the Jewish state but opposed by two-state campaigners. Here are some Friedman stances on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:Friedman, who is Jewish, backs moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem, saying in a Trump transition team statement Thursday that he wanted to work from "Israel's eternal capital, Jerusalem".SETTLEMENTS Around 400,000 Israelis live in settlements in the rest of the occupied West Bank, which the Jewish state also captured in 1967 .PALESTINIAN STATE The issue of an independent Palestinian state, the so-called two-state solution, is another question.Asked whether Trump would support Palestinian statehood, Friedman told Israeli newspaper Haaretz it was not an "American imperative".
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