There is still plenty of uncertainty surrounding what exactly a Trump administration will look like, but one thing is not up for debate: Donald Trump could be the most pro-Israel commander in chief in modern history.
Jewish state has long held a “special relationship” with the United States, however that relationship has been put under immense strain by the Obama administration’s controversial policies toward Israel. The outgoing administration has regularly clashed with the leaders of the Jewish State, demanding territorial concessions to the Hamas-led Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, bluntly snubbing Netanyahu in the White House, brokering the deeply unpopular Iran Nuclear Deal and refusing to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a huge victory for the Palestinian State which lays claim to the Holy City. The policies of the Obama administration have led scholars to ask if Israel-US relations have reached a new low?
Assuming the Trump Administration intends to follow through on his campaign rhetoric toward the Jewish State, the President-elect has positioned himself to reverse the Obama chilling effect and become perhaps the most staunchly pro-Israel President in the history of the White House.