Right now, what US President-elect Donald Trump will actually do vis-a-vis Israel is blurry. But Israeli leaders expect it to come into focus before Trump is sworn into office on 20 January 2017.
Political maneuverings in the international arena almost always means bloodshed. Rarely however, if ever, have internal US politics so openly competed with the blood of foreign combatants. But according to Israeli intelligence source, that is exactly what is happening today.
During his campaign, President-elect Trump promised to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. And if he does? The PA threatens to make America 'miserable.'
In the opinion of Israeli officials, what does the election of Donald J. Trump mean for the Jewish State? The bottom line is that he is a mystery, and Israelis don't like mysteries or surprises.
Replete with smiles all around, along with symbolic visits to the Western Wall and Yad Vashem, Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is in Israel. Why is he here? Ostensibly, the reason is to strengthen economic ties between Moscow and Jerusalem. But in Medvedev's own words to Russian journalists, the real focus has to do with other pressing matters.