Why won't ambassador attend Gush Etzion memorial?

Politics - or just scheduling? While media suggests US Ambassador forced to back out due to politics, embassy clarifies he was called to US.David Rosenberg, 11/22/2017, 8:08 PM

Will US Ambassador visit Gush Etzion?

US Ambassador David Friedman invited to memorial service for murdered American teen in Gush Etzion. Will he attend?David Rosenberg, 11/21/2017, 9:23 AM

'Trump's Mideast peace plan will be ready in a few months'

Ambassador David Friedman says Trump's Middle East peace plan will be revealed 'in a few months'.David Rosenberg, 11/14/2017, 9:03 AM

'Moving US embassy to Jerusalem matter of when, not if'

Ambassador David Friedman calls Obama administration the 'dark days' for Israel, says President Trump 'treats Israel like an ally'.Hezki Baruch, New York, 11/13/2017, 11:38 AM

'US knew about Jerusalem law for months - and said nothing'

Minister behind 'Greater Jerusalem Law' continues push for law despite apparent disapproval from Trump administration.David Rosenberg, 10/30/2017, 8:44 AM

Friedman: I'll continue to push for moving US embassy

Despite comments by Trump saying US will 'give peace a chance' before moving embassy, Ambassador Friedman restates support for embassy move.Ido Ben Porat, 10/8/2017, 5:54 PM

Erekat: Israel occupies 100% of Palestine

PLO secretary general blasts Ambassador David Friedman for saying he believes Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are part of Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/29/2017, 6:12 PM

YESHA Council commends US Ambassador for speaking the facts

Yesha Council's Revivi praises US Ambassador Friedman for describing reality, says world must understand Jewish towns are key to peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2017, 2:17 PM

'The settlements are part of Israel'

U.S. Ambassador to Israel tells Hebrew-language news website he believes Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are part of Israel.Ben Ariel, 9/29/2017, 12:05 AM

'PA diplomatic war against Israel will not go unanswered'

PM Netanyahu tells US special envoy and Ambassador to Israel about PA refusal to condemn deadly terror attack and violations of agreements.Gary Willig, 9/27/2017, 6:50 PM

US: Terror attack in Har Adar 'unprovoked', 'evil'

Ambassador David Friedman condemns terror attack in Har Adar which killed three Israelis, calls for prayers for victims and families.David Rosenberg, 9/26/2017, 1:19 PM

'It's a completely different relationship'

Ambassador David Friedman says a new page has been turned in U.S.-Israel relations under President Trump.Eliran Aharon, 9/20/2017, 6:07 AM

'Don't ever compare settlements to terror - terrorism is murder'

US Ambassador slams Obama admin for comparing Israeli housing projects to terror, says Obama 'showed his true face' to Israel with UN vote.David Rosenberg, 9/18/2017, 12:51 PM

'Israel and the US will always stand together against terror'

US Ambassador attends 9/11 memorial in Jerusalem, says Israel growing stronger while terror groups grow weaker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2017, 3:32 PM

PA blasts US ambassador for denying Israeli 'occupation'

Palestinian Authority claims Trump WH turning blind eye to Israeli 'settlements', says Ambassador Friedman's comments are 'unacceptable'.David Rosenberg, 9/6/2017, 2:23 PM

'Trump, Netanyahu have phenomonal relationship'

Ambassador says Trump admin. dead set on moving embassy to Jerusalem: 'A matter of when, not if,' settlements no longer divide Israel-US.David Rosenberg, 9/1/2017, 2:52 PM

US Ambassador prays for Hurricane Harvey victims at Western Wall

Ambassador David Friedman goes to holy site to pray for those affected by hurricane which struck Texas.Gary Willig, 8/28/2017, 6:00 PM

Friedman criticizes Trump's reaction to Charlotesville

US Ambassador says Trump's response was not correct, but defends President against unfair press coverage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2017, 6:19 PM

First Dreamliner lands in Israel

First El Al 'Dreamliner' plane lands in Israel; US Ambassador David Friedman welcomes it to Israel.Hezki Baruch, 8/23/2017, 11:16 AM

Watch: Ambassador Friedman's daughter makes Aliyah

Talia Friedman, a nurse and daughter of the US Ambassador to Israel, joined 232 other immigrants in making Aliyah to Israel Tuesday.Yoni Kempinski, 8/15/2017, 7:56 AM

Trump, US Ambassador to Israel to discuss Temple Mount crisis

Ambassador David Friedman to speak with US president in Washington about recent violence on and over the Temple Mount.JTA, 7/31/2017, 3:28 PM

Watch: US ambassador, Trump envoy console Salomon family

Amb. David Friedman, WH envoy Jason Greenblatt, and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman visit relatives of victims of Halamish massacre.David Rosenberg, 7/26/2017, 1:32 PM

Friedman: We were able to defuse situation with Jordan

Israeli Ambassador visits Knesset Caucus for US – Israel Relations, talks about US efforts in crisis with Jordan.Hezki Baruch, 7/25/2017, 12:46 PM

Trump envoy in Israel to resolve Temple Mount crisis

Jason Greenblatt, Ambassador Friedman meet PM to discuss ways to end crisis since terrorist attack killed 2 policemen on Temple Mount.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2017, 6:58 PM

Amb. Friedman's 'heartbreaking' meeting with bereaved families

US Ambasador to Israel David Friedman pays respects to families of two Druze officers murdered by Arab terrorists on Temple Mount.David Rosenberg, 7/20/2017, 4:19 PM

US Ambassador to Israel pitches at Maccabiah baseball tournament

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman throws first pitch at final Maccabiah Baseball Tournament game between Canada and US, US wins 10-0.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/14/2017, 2:56 PM

US Ambassador to Israel: Terrorism must be condemned, defeated

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman says terrorism must be 'defeated,' expresses shock at terror attack.Chana Roberts, 7/14/2017, 9:52 AM

Greenblatt meets Bennett

U.S. Special Envoy meets Jewish Home chairman after earlier meetings with PM, opposition leader.Elad Benari, 7/13/2017, 1:07 AM

PM meets Trump envoy Greenblatt

PM meets with Trump envoy, US Ambassador, in bid to jumpstart peace talks.Gary Willig, 7/12/2017, 6:20 PM

Trump admin 'still reviewing' policy towards settlements

State Dept. spokeswoman reveals Trump administration has yet to settle on policy towards Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria.David Rosenberg, 7/12/2017, 2:04 PM

Despite Abbas' objections, Friedman to join peace talks

President Trump instructs Ambassador David Friedman to join envoy Greenblatt for talks with PA officials - despite objections from Abbas.David Rosenberg, 7/11/2017, 8:17 PM

US envoy, ambassador meet PA officials

PA refuses to host Ambassador Friedman in Ramallah. Meeting takes place in Jerusalem.Gary Willig, 7/11/2017, 5:55 PM

Friedman: We will continue to aid the haredi community

US Ambassador to Israel participates in 'Hamodia' newspaper conference, addresses embassy's relationship with haredi community.Yoni Kempinski, 7/9/2017, 1:27 PM

Watch: Israel celebrates with America

Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin attend Fourth of July reception at the home of Ambassador David Friedman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2017, 12:32 AM

'Relationship between US administration and Yesha improved'

Yesha leaders invited to attend US Independence Day celebrations at Ambassador's residence.Benny Tocker, 7/3/2017, 7:43 PM

Watch: US Independence Day celebration at Ambassador's residence

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman hosts celebration at his residence on eve of Fourth of July.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2017, 6:45 PM

Watch: PM, Ambassador Friedman visit US aircraft carrier

PM Netanyahu becomes the first head of state to visit supercarrier USS George H.W. Bush.Yissachar Ruas, 7/3/2017, 5:44 PM

Ambassador Friedman meets with J Street president

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman meets with leader of leftist group he once claimed are 'worse than kapos' and Democratic congressmen.David Rosenberg, 7/3/2017, 1:02 PM

Settler leaders to celebrate 4th of July at US ambassador's home

Friedman invites Judea and Samaria leaders to US Ambassador's official residence for Fourth of July celebration this week.Ido Ben Porat, 7/2/2017, 9:54 PM

Friedman criticizes the Reform movement

Ambassador to Israel calls for Jewish unity, expresses disappointment that a Jewish organization could rethink its support for Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 6/28/2017, 12:04 AM

David Friedman attends ceremony honoring Hadar Goldin

New US Ambassador says Hamas is a terrorist organization, slams Hamas leadership for not returning body.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2017, 10:08 AM

US officials: Achieving peace will take time

US envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt tell PM Netanyahu that making peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors will take time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2017, 9:38 PM

Kushner, Friedman visit family of murdered policewoman

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner joins US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in condolence call to family of murdered officer Hadas Malka.David Rosenberg, 6/21/2017, 12:33 PM

'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, 6/8/2017, 2:06 AM

United Hatzalah surprises Ambassador Friedman

United Hatzalah dedicates ambucycles to President Trump and Ambassador David Friedman.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 5/26/2017, 8:14 PM

Terror victims' message to visiting President Trump

Almagor Terror Victims Association welcomes Trump, demands PA stop funding terrorists before negotiations begin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2017, 9:07 AM

Arutz Sheva's Salute to Jerusalem - in pictures

Ambassador David Friedman, Governor Mike Huckabee, Mayor Nir Barkat, and other distinguished guests gather for Salute to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2017, 3:08 PM

Watch: Saluting Jerusalem

US Ambassador David Friedman, Governor Mike Huckabee, Mayor Nir Barkat join celebration marking liberation of Jerusalem.Mordechai Sones, 5/21/2017, 10:58 PM

Friedman: The media blew things out of proportion

US Ambassador to Israel speaks about the US position on the Western Wall, Jonathan Pollard, and moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2017, 10:02 AM

US Ambassador: There's no demand for a building freeze

New US Ambassador to Israel says Trump is coming to Israel with no 'pre-prepared plan or road map.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2017, 9:13 AM

US message: We're committed to transfer embassy - sometime

Senior US officials convey messages to Israeli counterparts that Trump government committed to transfer embassy, but patience needed.Mordechai Sones, 5/16/2017, 10:45 PM

Watch: PM Netanyahu Meets US Ambassador David Friedman

Prime Minister Binyaamin Netanyahu meets with US Ambassador David Friedman. 'Visit to Kotel was a strong gesture of solidarity.'Gary Willig, 5/16/2017, 3:43 PM

'Welcome, dear friend'

Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely meets with new US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. 'A Palestinian state would be a second Gaza.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2017, 3:32 PM

Watch: 'We've been waiting for this day to come'

Celebration for David Friedman's inauguration as Ambassador to Israel. 'Trump promised and delivered.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2017, 2:55 PM

Rivlin to Friedman: Time to recognize Jerusalem as our capital

Watch: US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman presents credentials to Israeli president, formally begins service in Israel.David Rosenberg, 5/16/2017, 12:48 PM

The Palestinian Authority is the obstacle to peace

It is a new Middle East, but not the one the late Shimon Peres predicted. An Israeli minister expresses his hopes, beliefs and fears.Minister Ofir Akunis, 5/16/2017, 12:45 PM

Watch: New US Ambassador to Israel visits Western Wall

Newly appointed US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman visits Western Wall straight from airport..Yoni Kempinski, 5/15/2017, 8:07 PM