US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman Prays for Trump at Western Wall
JNS.org – US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman immediately went to the Western Wall to pray for President Donald Trump after the envoy arrived in Israel for the first time in his new post.
“Well, it was a long trip,” Friedman said, according to a video published by the US Embassy in Israel. “We’re a bit tired, but we wanted to come straight to the holiest place in the entire Jewish world, the ‘Kotel Hamaaravi,’ the Western Wall, so we came straight here.”
Friedman, who was greeted at the holy site by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, the Western Wall’s official rabbi, was to present his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday.
“I had the opportunity to say some prayers,” Friedman said. “I prayed for the president, and I wished him success, especially on his upcoming trip. I hope we all wish him success. We hope it’s going to be an amazing trip.”
Trump is scheduled to stop in Israel May 22-23 after he visits Saudi Arabia.
Watch a video of Friedman’s remarks below:
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