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May 16, 2017 10:06 am

Israeli PM Netanyahu Welcomes New US Ambassador to Jewish State, Says Trump Visit Will ‘Strengthen Our Great Alliance’

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US Ambassador David Friedman meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Photo: Screenshot / GPO via Netanyahu’s Facebook page.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed new US Ambassador David Friedman to the Jewish state on Tuesday at a meeting in Jerusalem.

Friedman had arrived in Israel the previous day, pointedly making the Western Wall in the Israeli capital’s Old City his first stop.

“It’s a pleasure to see you and to welcome you to Jerusalem, our eternal capital,” Netanyahu said as he greeted Friedman. “I know you went to the Kotel [Western Wall]. It’s deeply appreciated by all our people.”

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“There was no other place to go,” Friedman replied.

Netanyahu told Friedman he was looking forward to President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to the Jewish state next week, which, in the words of the prime minister, would provide an opportunity to further “strengthen our great alliance.”

Watch a video of the Netanyahu-Friedman meeting below:

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