President-elect's selection of a pro-Israel hardliner to head the U.S. embassy in that country signals a sharp shift in Washington's approach to its closest ally in the Middle East.
David Friedman, a New York-based bankruptcy attorney with no diplomatic experience, has challenged the so-called two-state solution as an avenue toward peace between the Israelis and Palestinians after decades of violent instability.
He's also pushed to move the U.S. embassy from its current spot in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which both sides claim as their spiritual capital....Trump buys into ethno-nationalism as a political alternative, abandoning Western liberalism.
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