Donald Trump has chosen the new American Ambassador to Israel. The Times of Israel's Eric Cortellessa reports that Trump adviser David Friedman predicts he'll be working from "Israel's eternal capital":
The 57-year-old bankruptcy attorney served, along with Jason Dov Greenblatt, on Trump’s Israel advisory committee during the campaign, becoming one of his main representatives to the Jewish community and Jewish media.
“The bond between Israel and the United States runs deep, and I will ensure there is no daylight between us when I’m president,” Trump said in a statement. “As the United States’ ambassador to Israel, David Friedman will maintain the special relationship between our two countries.”
In the statement, Freidman said he was “deeply honored and humbled” that Trump selected him to represent the US in Israel, and that he aimed to “strengthen the bond between our two countries and advance the cause of peace within the region, and look forward to doing this from the US embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem...”