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Netanyahu meets Friedman, welcomes him to ‘Jerusalem, our eternal capital’

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.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) meets with newly-appointed US ambassador to Israel David Friedman, May 16, 2017. (Haim Tzach/GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) meets with newly appointed US ambassador to Israel David Friedman, May 16, 2017. (Haim Tzach/GPO)

“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.

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