Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with newly appointed US ambassador to Israel David Friedman at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.
“It’s a joy to see you and to welcome you to Jerusalem, our eternal capital,” Netanyahu says, in a veiled reference to reports that US President Donald Trump does not intend to honor a campaign promise and move the US embassy to the city, according to a readout of their meeting released by the PMO.
“I know you visited the Western Wall, which we all appreciate,” the prime minister adds, calling it a “great display of solidarity.”
“There is no other place I would go,” Friedman replies.
The two agreed to work together to continue to strengthen the relationship between Israel and the United States, the statement says.