U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, center, accompanied by his wife, Tammy, speaks after Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Washington. Friedman and the Trump family have had a close relationship for years.
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, center, accompanied by his wife, Tammy, speaks after Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Washington. Friedman and the Trump family have had a close relationship for years. Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, center, accompanied by his wife, Tammy, speaks after Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Washington. Friedman and the Trump family have had a close relationship for years. Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

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