Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. "This is the president-elect's position as it appears in his platform and that certainly should be our path- salient, simple and clear".
Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who heads the hardline Jewish Home party and is seen as seeking to be prime minister one day, said the idea of a Palestinian state was now over.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, third from right, and his wife Sara attend an inauguration ceremony of Hahemek rail line in the train station in Afula, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
Like Liberman, Netanyahu spoke about the "ironclad bond" between the United States and Israel, which they hoped to preserve and strengthen under Trump.
According to Russian diplomats, Moscow continues consultations with both sides in the Israeli-Palestine conflict, without an unnecessary rush given its status as a "sensitive matter".
The global community considers all Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank illegal whether they are authorised by the Israeli government or not.
Friedman is said to be a leading candidate to become the US's new ambassador to Israel under Trump.
The Palestinians have welcomed the French proposal.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama made the comment at the start talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. That statement, issued immediately after Trump's victory was announced, omitted the president-elect's name.
"We will work together to advance the security, stability and peace in our region".
In September, Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that under his administration, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Trump's aides in Israel were big on promises when campaigning there, promising everything under the sun to the Netanyahu government, and Trump's invitation to Netanyahu to visit after the election has the prime minister very hopeful that he's got an incoming United States president who won't be as willing to criticize him as Obama has been.
On Israel's rejection of the French initiative for peace, he said: "just as expected".
"We have encouraged France to go ahead with its initiative and supported its efforts to have a multilateral conference before the end of the year", Erekat said after meeting with the French envoy in the West Bank city of Ramallah.