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US new ambassador to Israel visits Jerusalem


US new ambassador to Israel visits Jerusalem

The United States’ new ambassador to Israel has visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, breaking from diplomatic protocol.

It is highly unusual for a new envoy to visit the holy site just hours after arriving in Israel.

David Friedman, an orthodox Jew, has contributed financially towards Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

The new envoy will officially take up his role when he presents his credentials to officials on Tuesday.

It comes one week ahead of President Trump’s visit to the region.


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