JERUSALEM – The daughter of the American ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has immigrated to Israel and taken Israeli citizenship.
The 24-year-old Talia Friedman arrived at Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday on a charter flight carrying over 200 new immigrants from North America and was greeted by her father.
Friedman, President Donald Trump's former bankruptcy attorney, was appointed ambassador earlier this year. His appointment was opposed by Democrats and some Jewish groups because of donations to Israeli settlements, opposition to Palestinian statehood and vocal support for hard-line Israeli government positions.
Friedman told Israeli media that he was proud of his daughter. He said that "she loves Israel, we all love Israel. Our whole family loves Israel."
Friedman is a member of Trump's team spearheading efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.