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U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Melech Friedman went first to the Western Wall, straight from the airport, upon his arrival in Israel to start his new job.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman arrived late Monday afternoon to begin his tour of duty in the Jewish State, and headed directly to the Western Wall in Jerusalem to pray before doing anything else.

U.S. Ambassador David Melech Friedman prays from a Hebrew prayer book at the Western Wall before starting his term in Israel under the Trump administration.
U.S. Ambassador David Melech Friedman prays from a Hebrew prayer book at the Western Wall before starting his term in Israel under the Trump administration.

Friedman officially takes up his position as America’s representative to the Holy Land on Tuesday. It is believed that he will work from a U.S.-owned building in Jerusalem most of the time, although the exact details of where and how the ambassador will carry out his duties have not been worked out.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.