Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffery Schweers
May 29, 2019
Florida’s historic Cabinet meeting in what turned out to be an annex of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem went off with only minor glitches with the phone conferencing equipment, and got downright personal for the only Jewish member, Nikki Fried.
“This is launching off the Jerusalem leg of our trip,” DeSantis said afterwards, adding that the delegation was going to the City of David Thursday. “I think it was really strong.”
After going through a security check at the street entrance that required attendees to turn over their passports for visitor badges, the media and other attendees were escorted through the grounds of the former consulate building to a skylit room with stone columns that used to be the chapel of a monastery. The room was named after Thomas C. Wasson, the first ambassador to Israel who was shot to death while crossing the street.