Trump appointed the New York based attorney David Friedman to represent the US in Israel. Here, Trump is expected to establish certain sharpened policies on Israel.
Friedman who also has a residence in Jerusalem, will soon be departed to Israel.
The experts say that there is likely to be a turbulence on the road ahead. But the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has receded to be an issue of concerns for the Middle East.
Mr. Levy said
If an American ambassador stakes out positions that further embolden an already triumphalist settler elite, then that is likely to cause headaches for American national security interests across the region and even for Israel’s own security establishment.” “Especially an ambassador committed to the ill-advised relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
Haim Malka, deputy director of the Middle East Program, said
Immediate reaction will be muted, but over time, if the US does support a dramatic change in the status quo that undermines Palestinians or undermines chances for some sort of independent Palestinian state in the future, it’s going to cause a problem for Arab governments.” “And then it could become a point of contention between those Arab governments and the US government.
Recently, there are said to be certain tensions and clashes at the Western Wall between at the conventional authorities who controls the place and other liberal laws.
The Republican Jewish Coalition said in a statement
The selection of Mr. David Friedman to serve as United States Ambassador to Israel sends a powerful signal to the Jewish community and the State of Israel that President-elect Trump’s administration will strengthen the bond between our two countries and advance the cause of peace within the region.