Ambassador Freidman withForeign Ministry Protocol Chief Meron Reuben
Ambassador Freidman withForeign Ministry Protocol Chief Meron Reuben Foreign Ministry

Newly-appointed US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman arrived in Israel Monday afternoon.

Friedman will travel to the president's residence in Jerusalem together with the new ambassadors from Spain and Thailand tomorrow to present his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

Friedman is also expected to visit the Western Wall during his first days as US Ambassador to Israel.

He will also spend the next week preparing for US President Donald Trump's first visit to Israel on May 22,

Ambassador Friedman has repeatedly stated that he hopes to be able to work out of Israel's capital, Jerusalem, and that the US embassy will be moved to the capital from Tel Aviv.