As US President elect Joe Biden puts together his cabinet and advisers, the focus here is on whether the foreign policy toward the Middle East will be similar to the one during the Obama-Biden era or could it build on the policies of the Trump administration. Former Ambassador Yoram Ettinger, an expert on US-Israel relations and Middle East Affairs, said that the track records of people, such as Tony Blinken, who has been tapped as the next US Secretary of State, show that the Biden foreign policy will be focused on human rights in this region. He told reporter Arieh O’Sullivan that the centrality of the Palestinian issue for American Mid-East policy would return under Blinken.