The US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, suggested that the administration of US President-elect Joe Biden would be hard-line towards Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
Friedman said, “He has no doubt that the new administration will be friendly towards Israel, and Biden is expected to be hard-line with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”
On the other hand, Friedman said, “The American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel paved the way for normalization agreements between Israel and Arab countries.”
During the farewell meeting on the occasion of the end of his post, the American ambassador to Israel said, “Among the achievements the American administration has achieved in Israel in the last four years, the most important of which is the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
And he added: “I believe that this has strengthened Trump’s position in front of Iran, North Korea, and the whole world, because we adopted a position that Washington stands by its friends, and that America is not deterred and afraid of its enemies, or of those who challenge it.”
Regarding his expectations regarding the policy of the new US administration headed by Joe Biden, towards Israel, Friedman pointed out that “the Biden administration wants to return to the nuclear deal with Iran,” warning of this as a “grave mistake.”