Israeli, US ambassadors to respective countries both lack residences, are renting

The New York Times reports that the new American and Israeli ambassadors to each other’s respective countries are both currently living in temporary rented locations, as both currently lack official residences.

In Israel, Thomas Nides, who arrived this week, is living in a rented home near the Jerusalem embassy, as State Department officials have not yet found a suitable house. The ambassador’s one-time residence in Herzliya was sold by the Trump administration last year.

And in Washington, Michael Herzog, who started his work last month, is living in a hotel as the official residence was torn down and must be rebuilt.

New US envoy to Israel Tom Nides (R) bangs elbows with Gil Haskel, Foreign Ministry Chief of Protocol (David Azagury/ US Embassy Jerusalem)

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