While much of the world attacks Israel, the United States stands strong by its greatest ally, and a new poll shows that the feeling is mutual. Israel Hayom reports that 80% of Israelis think positively of the U.S., and even more feel that America takes Israel into account when making international decisions:
Public support in Israel for U.S. President Donald Trump is among the highest in the world, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center between May and August of this year that surveyed attitudes by country on Trump's policies and performance on international issues.
Following the Trump's administration's controversial relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, popular Israeli support for the U.S. president jumped from 56% in 2017 to 69%.
Approximately 80% of Israelis polled expressed an overall favorable opinion of the U.S, and 52% of Israelis aid that the U.S. was doing more to address global issues than it was a few years ago. This is the largest percentage of any national population surveyed to say this.
When asked whether current U.S. policy took Israel's interests into account, 86% responded yes, up from 69% who said the same in 2013.
When it comes to changes in U.S.-Israeli relations, 79% of Israelis polled said this past year had been marked by improved bilateral ties.
Over two-thirds (65%) of Israelis believed that it would be best for the world if the U.S. were the leading national superpower...