Peace Index Poll: 69% of Israeli Jews Expect Trump to Be Friendly toward Israel

(Peace Index) Prof. Ephraim Yaar and Prof. Tamar Hermann - 57% of the Israeli Jewish public view outgoing President Obama as unfriendly toward Israel, while 69% expect President-elect Trump to be friendly, according to the monthly Peace Index survey by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, conducted on Jan. 2-3, 2017. 53% think the recent UN Security Council resolution on settlement building stemmed mainly from hostility to Israel. Only 28.5% said it stemmed from a principled position in keeping with international law. In the wake of the UN resolution, 62% of the Jewish public said construction in the territories should continue. 58% of the Jewish public reject U.S. Secretary of State Kerry's assertion that if "the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic - it cannot be both." At the same time, 70% of the Jewish public and 77% of the Israeli Arab public are optimistic about their personal future.

2017-01-11 00:00:00

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