Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama have had frosty relations for much of the past eight years, but initial indications are that Trump's victory could see a warming of personal relations.
A day after his election, Trump invited Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House "at the earliest opportunity".
Without cover from the U.S., Netanyahu would be hard-pressed to fend off the demands of members of his governing coalition, considered by many the most right wing in history.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated, "Our country is ready to act as a mediator". "This is the position of the president-elect ..."
Obama could never see eye-to-eye with Netanyahu, especially with his insistence on a Palestinian state and stopping the encroachment of Israeli settlements. Thus, any move of an embassy to Jerusalem would anger the Palestinians as it would suggest that the US had defined the entire city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. And if he sticks to his campaign rhetoric (and that's a big if) nowhere could that be more true than in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Hamas leader also urged Palestinians to come together in defense of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, asserting that Israel sought to change the city's historical Arab and Islamic identity. Like presidents before him - who did not follow through - Trump committed to moving the embassy to Jerusalem. But U.S. administrations from both parties have recognized Jerusalem as a disputed area with the Palestinians, and have said that the status of Jerusalem should be resolved in negotiations between the two.
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On Wednesday, Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Trump becoming the president-elect of the United States was a chance for Israel to "retract the notion of a Palestinian state".
"The Palestinian people do not count much on any change in the USA presidency because the U.S. policy towards the Palestinian issue is a consistent policy on the basis of bias", Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement. Settlement building has been criticised as an obstacle to the peace process with the Palestinians by organisations including the United Nations and EU.
"I am confident that president-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights".
Other analysts believed that Trump's election heralds the demise of the two-state solution and Palestinians' aspirations for an internationally-recognized independent state.
This new warming of relations between the U.S. and Israel could render useless the numerous reports written by organizations like Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch, which have been outlining in detail why Israel's land-grabbing is borders on war crime status.
"Trump's declarations do not necessarily point to a coherent policy on this issue. Peace must arrive through a bilateral initiative and he has no plan to get involved in it".