US Ambassador David Friedman’s official residence near Tel Aviv is for sale.
The 1.25-acre house has an asking price of around $87 million. The decision follows the US Embassy’s controversial move to Jerusalem in 2018.
Israeli business newspaper Globes broke the news earlier this week about the beachfront Herzliya property.
Friedman’s daily activities are in Jerusalem, a statement noted.
“Following the decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem it made sense to sell the residence in Herzliya,” a spokesman said. “Much of the embassy’s operations have shifted to Jerusalem and the ambassador has established an official residence there.”
Trump’s administration moved the US Embassy after recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Friedman played a major role in the move.
Most foreign embassies in Israel are in Tel Aviv but the Knesset, Supreme Court, President Reuven Rivlin residence and most ministries are in Jerusalem.
Chelsea chairman Roman Abramovich’s home in Herzliya cost an Israeli record $65 million this year.
White House officials expect a sale to take place by the New Year