For Israel, Biden's Team Is Full of Familiar Faces

Although all expressed support for Israel, many of Biden's picks for senior foreign policy roles were instrumental in brokering the Iran nuclear deal, butting heads with the Jewish state

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An Israeli electronics store employee looks at a wall of televisions broadcasting live the 59th U.S. Presidential Inauguration ceremony, in Ashkelon, Israel, January 20, 2021.
An Israeli electronics store employee looks at a wall of televisions broadcasting live the 59th U.S. Presidential Inauguration ceremony, in Ashkelon, Israel, January 20, 2021.Credit: Tsafrir Abayov,AP
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

The Biden administration includes several people who are well-known to Israeli political leaders from the Obama era, or even the Clinton presidency.

Among them are architects of the controversial nuclear agreement with Iran. The transition gives them a second chance to shape U.S. policy in the Middle East in general and toward Israel in particular. Here are a few of the most familiar names and what their past words and actions can teach us.