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Talia Friedman (L) arrives as a new immigrant to Israel.

The daughter of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman landed Tuesday at Ben Gurion International Airport as a new immigrant to Israel, an “olah chadashah.”

Talia Friedman was one of 232 Jews from North America who arrived on a special flight chartered by the Nefesh B’Nefesh aliyah organization.


A nurse in her 20s, Friedman boarded the flight in New York City on Monday, landing early Tuesday in Tel Aviv with others to the cheers of family and friends who were waiting to greet loved ones.

The Ambassador was there on the tarmac to welcome his daughter to her new home as well.

Among the newcomers on the flight were 21 families, 75 children, six sets of twins and 26 medical professionals, as well as a number of incoming “lone soldiers” arriving to serve in the IDF.

Greeting the flight at Tuesday’s welcome ceremony were Israel Chief Rabbi David Lau, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and various Knesset members, among others.

In addition to Talia Friedman, this month the triplet children of U.S. Special Representative to International Negotiations Jason D. Greenblatt are also expected to arrive for a gap year study program, according to the Times of Israel.

More than 50,000 new immigrants have arrived from North America and the UK with Nefesh B’Nefesh since its first aliyah flight in 2002.


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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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


  1. and then. the momzer trump goes ahead and totally repudiates his forced apology. he has shown who he is.

    he is a racist
    and he is an anti-semite – even if his daughter converted to judaism

    daughter put on a big charade the Sat night before the election with
    her visit (all frummed-up with a hat) to the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s grave.
    The Lubavitcher Rebbe was one of the few in his extended family to
    survive Hitler.
    Jared Kushner has played the “my grandparents were survivors” long enough
    His fatehr-in-law defends Nazis.
    His father-in-law condones torchlight marches with grown men shouting “jews cannot replace us”
    his father-in-law is a racist – started out as a racist landlord then graduated to racist noisemaker
    his fatehr-in-law is either an anti-semite, or he just loves and defends them because they love and defend him

    The “cutesy” couple of wealthy jews have to either take a stand or get the hell out of public view

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