On the one hand, Donald Trump, who has been the presumptive Republican nominee, is the first US president to be elected with a majority of votes in Congress.
He is a polarising figure, whose candidacy is unpopular in both countries, and who has shown a keen interest in US-Israel relations.
On the other, Israel is not exactly a fan of the man.
He was elected to office as a Republican in 2016, following the disastrous 2016 election.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was elected in a landslide in a 2012 general election, has been a close ally of US President Donald Trump for many years.
But since Trump took office, the two countries have been embroiled in a series of diplomatic tensions, including the latest over the ongoing Gaza war.
A senior Israeli official said the new administration would be guided by the principles of the Obama administration, which has been criticised by both sides for its policy towards the Palestinian Authority.
The new administration will be guided as much by the need to avoid a repeat of the 2014 nuclear agreement between Israel and Iran, which allowed Iran to resume its nuclear activities, as by the concerns of the Israelis about Iran’s ballistic missile program.
Netanyahu has also criticised US Secretary of State John Kerry’s handling of the Iran nuclear deal, and said he was confident that the incoming administration would not reverse its position on the nuclear deal.
“We will not give up our positions on the Iran deal, the status of the Israeli settlements, the Palestinian issue and everything else,” he said on Thursday.
Israel has also been the target of Israeli criticism over the years for the treatment of Palestinians.
The Israeli government has also expressed concern over the possibility that Trump would change its policy regarding settlements, and he has also said that his administration is not going to be friendly to Iran.
The US has repeatedly criticised Israel’s policy towards Palestinians, including over the 2014 Gaza war, and Netanyahu has often been accused of playing a double game, in which he has been in favour of the Palestinians, but also, as an Israeli, of being a champion of Israel.
The two presidents have also clashed over their own respective roles in the US-Israeli relationship.
Netanyahu was elected on a platform of reining in Iran, and Trump has been accused by some of wanting to isolate Israel.
But the two leaders have also faced criticism over their handling of recent violence, including Israel’s deadly attack on Gaza last month.
The Trump administration has also come under criticism for failing to take swift action to stop the wave of Palestinian violence.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he would not negotiate with Donald Trump over his stance on Jerusalem, and added that Trump was not interested in peace.
Trump has previously said that Israel is the world’s biggest democracy and has a great deal of influence.
He has also called for the creation of a Palestinian state and said that he wants the Palestinians to get back to the negotiating table.
In the past, Israel has been critical of the US administration for not supporting it in dealing with the Palestinians.
In 2015, Israel accused Washington of trying to undermine Israel by not supporting its efforts to secure a nuclear deal with Iran.
Israeli officials have said that Trump has a hard time understanding the Palestinians’ legitimate grievances.
In April, Israeli Prime Minster Avigdor Lieberman, who heads the centrist Jewish Home party, said that if Trump is elected, he will make Israel pay for the US invasion of Iraq and the occupation of the Gaza Strip.