Report: Huckabee Will Be Ambassador to Israel …Update: Huckabee Denies Report
THIS IS BIG NEWS!
Former Governor Mike Huckabee, a longtime Donald Trump supporter, will reportedly be the Ambassador to Israel in the Trump administration.
Even bigger news is the plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.
Israel considers Jerusalem its capital.
Barack Obama was very unfriendly to the Jews and threatened to turn the Old City of Jerusalem over to Muslims.
This won’t happen under a Trump administration.
The Daily Mail reported:
An official serving with President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team said Friday that Mike Huckabee will be headed back to the Holy Land as America’s ambassador to Israel.
The stunning claim would put the two-time White House hopeful, former Fox News Channel weekend host and former governor of Arkansas in the center of Middle East politics.
And, the official said, his first order of business as the tip of Trump’s spear in the region would be moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
‘That’s going to happen,’ the transition official said. ‘Governor Huckabee is going to see it through.’
David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer who has served as Trump’s chief Israel adviser, did not respond to a request for comment on Friday afternoon.
Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., could not be reached for comment. Dermer reportedly met Thursday with several candidates for the ambassadorial post and offered Trump his advice afterward.
Despite congressional approval for moving the U.S. embassy, American leaders have historically tap-danced around the issue of where in Israel America’s diplomatic footprint should fall.
No other nation has its embassy in Jerusalem.
But Israel’s Knesset and Supreme Court are located in West Jerusalem. The nation captured East Jerusalem in the 1967 ‘Six-Day War,’ taking control of it from Jordan.
UPDATE: Former Governor Mike Huckabee told Lou Dobbs he was interviewing for a cabinet position and that Ambassador to Israel was not discussed.