Trump’s Israel Policy: Confusing to All! Netanyahu’s Big White House Visit Could Get Exciting
Trump’s position can’t be known - he is malleable clay and his position always consists of what he last heard on the subject from anyone on TV or Bannon, coupled with what he thinks his audience of the moment wants to hear.
Since taking office, however, Trump has flipped again and begun embracing views more in line with those of past presidents of both parties. When asked about relocating the American embassy by the newspaper Israel Hayom, the president demurred, saying, “The embassy [location] is not an easy decision” and that “we will see what happens.”
Asked about the controversial Israeli settlements, Trump said, “They don’t help the process.” He further added, “I am not somebody that believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace.”
Besides confusing Americans on both sides of these issues, Trump’s latest apparent reversal has made things more difficult for Netanyahu within his coalition government. His governing majority in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, relies on the cooperation of hard-line partners, and some completely oppose any peace negotiations with the Palestinians or any form of a future Palestinian state.