Friedman to work from Tel Aviv until decision made on Jerusalem embassy

Newly appointed US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will start working from the embassy in Tel Aviv until a final decision whether or not to move the embassy to Jerusalem is reached, Jewish Insider reports.

David Friedman, confirmed as US Ambassador to Israel, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
David Friedman, confirmed as US Ambassador to Israel, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

He will hold official ceremonies and festivities – such as the annual Fourth of July celebration – at the ambassador’s residence in Herzliya and will primarily work out of the King David Hotel when in Jerusalem for meetings with government officials, a source with direct knowledge of the arrangements tells Jewish Insider.

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