U.S. Ambassador to Israel Friedman to Lead Joint Committee on Settlement Annexation

WASHINGTON – The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that its ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, will lead the joint Israeli-U.S. committee that will discuss the Israeli annexation of West Bank settlements.

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The committee was announced by Trump last month during the unveiling of his Middle East peace plan, which would see Israel applying sovereignty to swathes of the West Bank in exchange for parts of Israel's south and a cluster of Arab-majority towns in the north.

The participants' goal, as Trump said, is to "convert the conceptual map" shown in the plan into a "more detailed and calibrated rendering so that recognition can be immediately achieved.”

In addition to Friedman, other U.S. committee members will include Friedman’s policy adviser Aryeh Lightstone, and Scott Leith, a National Security Council expert on Israel. Israeli members will include Tourism Minister Yariv Levin and Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer.