The Trump administration spent the last four years solidifying the U.S.-Israel relation. One of the administration’s most significant move was to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a move long requested by Israel.
The Trump administration achieved significant stability in the region with the signature of the Abraham Accords, a recognition underlining “the importance of maintaining and strengthening peace in the Middle East and around the world based on mutual understanding and coexistence, as well as respect for human dignity and freedom, including religious freedom.”
The Abraham Accords were signed by Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Biden’s move to include the West Bank and Gaza in the ambassador to Israel title signals a change in policy that will likely undermine the Israel-U.S. relation.
Gaza is a “self-governing” territory claimed by Palestine and governed by Hamas, an Islamic fundamentalist terrorist organization. With the recent change in title, the U.S. effectively recognized this territory as a valid political entity.
While writing this article, the account’s name was changed back to U.S. Ambassador to Israel.
While the administration corrected their affront to Israel, the change in name is likely a harbinger of future foreign policy.
More details will come.