Most Israeli lawmakers support moving US embassy to Jerusalem, poll says

 

 

A view of Jerusalem. Credit: Berthold Werner via Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Most of the lawmakers in the Israeli Knesset support relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a new poll conducted by Israel Hayom shows.

The data, collected ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel, shows that out of a representative sample of 21 Members of Knesset (MKs), 13 were in favor of the embassy move. Four MKs said they supported the embassy relocation, but only as part of a peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians.

Additionally, less than half (nine) of the 21 MKs polled said they believe Trump will keep his election campaign promises to move the embassy.

Posted on May 21, 2017 .