Israeli, American Jews deeply divided on Trump: poll

Israeli, American Jews deeply divided on Trump: poll
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Israeli and American Jews are deeply divided on issues related to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE, according to a new poll from the American Jewish Committee (AJC). 

More than three-quarters (77 percent) of Israeli Jews surveyed said they approved of U.S.-Israeli relations under Trump, while only 34 percent of American Jews said they felt the same way. 

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Over half — 57 percent — of American Jews said they disapproved of Trump's handling of U.S.-Israeli relations, while just 10 percent of Israeli Jews said the same. 

The poll also revealed a significant split between Israeli and U.S. Jews on the U.S. Embassy's move to Jerusalem.

Eighty-five percent of Israeli Jews said they supported the embassy's relocation, while 46 percent of American Jews said the same. 

The poll comes a month after the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem, sparking mass protests from Palestinians who view east Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state. 

Dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the demonstrations connected to the embassy's opening. 

The embassy's move set off a major rift between the U.S. and the international community, which recognizes Tel Aviv as the Israeli capital. 

The AJC poll on Israeli Jewish public opinion was conducted in May among 1,000 Israeli Jews over the age of 18, with a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points. 

The poll of U.S. Jewish public opinion was carried out on April 18-May 10 among 1,001 American Jews over the age of 18, with a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points.