Friedman: Hamas's issue is not settlements, but Israel's existence

February 16, 2017 17:56

The Senate confirmation hearings for David Friedman, US President Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel, began on Wednesday in Washington.

During questioning, Friedman addressed the topic of Israeli settlements as a possible obstacle to peace. "Their issue is not settlements– their issue is the State of Israel," Friedman said of Hamas.

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