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Friedman's trip to the White House confirms many recent reports that the Trump administration is about to present its peace plan soon.
A major requirement is the official residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel must be located in Jerusalem.
The move, potentially forcing PA and Gaza Arabs to seek consular services in the US embassy in the western part of the city, the "Jewish part," could "further dampen Palestinian hopes for an independent state."
Ambassador David Friedman drew his first standing ovation at the words “Jerusalem, Israel” and another at the mention of US President Donald J. Trump.
Smotrich spoke about his recently launched peace plan, and Friedman listened carefully to what he had to say.
A source in Ramallah noted that Abbas' internal political rivals, headed by Muhammad Dahlan, are much more likely to find themselves under an Interpol extradition order than Israeli officials.
The separation between the consulate and the embassy used to provoke serious disagreements between the teams at the two missions.
Another round of rounds begins.
Friedman noted, however, that the President is doing "a great job for America," repeating Trump's charges that the media "treat him unfairly. People have to give him a chance."
In the fall of 1996, after then Prime Minister Netanyahu had ordered the opening to the public of the Kotel Tunnel, PA Chairman Yasser Arafat called for a violent response--on grounds very similar to the case being made today by the Arabs, namely Israeli sovereignty.
The coaches said they're looking forward to traveling together to the United States so they can compare coaching techniques with their American counterparts.
Last February, facing a serious challenge to his nomination from members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who are allergic to comparisons to things Holocaust, coming from the right or the left, Friedman bowed down and kissed the PC ring.
Friedman promised in the past to set his residence in Jerusalem, which could mean that his office will be located in the US consulate in Jerusalem.
The new town will be the first to be established by Israel in Judea and Samaria in more than two decades.
David Friedman is the first US Ambassador to Israel to be nominated by a president on his first day in office.
Ostensibly, it's the peace of the complete city of Jerusalem the VP and his nice Christian family are praying for. With Jews praying on the Temple Mount and picnicking on the green hills of Shiloh.
Friedman is expected to quickly leave for Israel where he has long maintained a residence in Jerusalem.
Democratic Sen. Leahy doesn't believe David Friedman has the "requisite temperament" to be Ambassador to Israel.
'Bombs, Terror, and Red Lipstick'
David Friedman's nomination as US Amb. to Israel is voted up and out of US Sen. Committee.
Every time Ben Ami mentioned Trump's name, the crowd rang small bells they had received at the door, in the tradition of making noise when the Megilah reader mentions Hamman.
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