Donald Trump has chosen his ambassador to Israel: bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman. He's a disaster and a mess. SAD. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"Friedman, co-chair of Trump’s Israel advisory committee, a supporter of Israel’s far-right political fringe and the illegal occupation and annexation of Palestinian lands, brands Jews who support a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution as “worse than Kapos.” Charging someone with being a “Kapo” is one of the deepest insults one Jew can use to target another.
Kapos were prisoners, sometimes Jews, who aided Nazi guards in policing World War II concentration camps and tried to save their own lives at the expense of other helpless people. After World War II, the State of Israel passed an Israeli Nazi and Nazi Collaborators (Punishment) Law. Under this law, trials were held between 1951 and 1964 for people accused of being prison camp Kapos.
Freidman was a strong Trump supporter in the presidential campaign. At a pro-Trump rally in Jerusalem, Friedman suggested, without any evidence, that Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin had ties to Islamic fundamentalists because she is a Muslim.
According to a report in the New York Times, Friedman rejects the formation of an independent Palestinian state, believes it would be legal for Israel to annex the occupied West Bank seized in 1967, supports building new Israeli settlements there and wants to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The U.S. and much of the world currently condemn these actions as illegitimate and an obstacle to long-term peace in the Middle East."*
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