US Ambassador to Israel asks to stay in Israel so his daughter could finish school year

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro has asked the State Department to remain in Israel as a private citizen so his daughter could finish the school year.


Shapiro, who became an ambassador to Israel in July 2011, was expected to stay on had Hillary Clinton won the US presidential elections. But Donald Trump has appointed a new ambassador, David Friedman, meaning Shapiro will have to return to the US.


His daughter is in the 11th grade and currently taking the Israeli matriculation exams.


If allowed to stay, Shapiro will have to leave the ambassador's residence in Herzliya so Friedman could move in upon his approval by February or March.



פרסום ראשון: 12.26.16, 08:40