Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:49AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and then-US President-elect Donald Trump meet at Trump Tower in New York, September 25, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and then-US President-elect Donald Trump meet at Trump Tower in New York, September 25, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Donald Trump's early moves indicate he will be a stronger supporter of Israel and will not get in the way of any settlement projects.

Since he won the presidential election in November last year, Donald Trump has appointed a right-wing hawk to the post of US ambassador to Israel. He has also said he will appoint Jared Kushner, his Jewish son-in-law, to broker a Middle East peace deal.

Donald Trump said the Obama administration’s decision to abstain in a UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements “was terrible.” And he’s said he’ll move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.

On the other hand, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said prospects for peace in the region will suffer if Trump does indeed move the US embassy there.