'Trump's visit to Israel was an extraordinary success'

Ambassador David Friedman speaks with Arutz Sheva about U.S-Israel relations amid the celebration of Jerusalem's reunification.

Yoni Kempinski,

Ambassador David Friedman
Ambassador David Friedman
Arutz Sheva

David Friedman, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, spoke to Arutz Sheva on Wednesday at the joint Knesset-Congress event marking the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

“This was a very moving event, spanning 7,000 miles and two great friends. It was great to see some of my old friends on video,” Friedman said.

“As someone who had the opportunity to have his Bar Mitzvah some 45 years ago at the Kotel, I am of course moved by the extraordinary events of 50 years ago, without which that Bar Mitzvah never would have occurred.”

“It's wonderful to be here and, God willing, Jerusalem will have many many more years to celebrate with friends from Israel and the United States,” added Friedman.

Referring to President Donald Trump's recent trip to Israel, the Ambassador said it was “an extraordinary success. I was very pleased to see in the Jerusalem Post yesterday that the President's approval rate here in Israel has gone up significantly in the aftermath of the trip as it should have, because I think the President conveyed an enormous message of love and support for the State of Israel.”

Summarizing his first few weeks on the job, Friedman said he has gotten “no sleep” so far, but added, “My wife and I have had an extraordinary privilege to serve our country in these extremely exciting times.”

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