Observers also noted Trump’s apparent willingness to dance to the Israeli tune, which they believe further discredits the US leader in the Muslim world.
“Trump seems to be showing the supreme and ultimate, almost blinded dogma of respect, reverence to the Israelis and something bordering along the lines of borderline contempt for all the big players in the region,” Jay said.
“He is surrounded by advisers who are themselves so pro-Israeli, that they fund some of the settlement enterprise themselves. So you're hardly going to get them saying, we should ask Israel to leave occupied Jerusalem,” Hawwash noted.
“And what it does do to the peace process is… It says, America can have no role in it, because, only is it not an honest broker, it is a pro-Israeli government and pro right-wing Israeli government that has no interest in peace but in an expansion,” he added.