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More Americans Support Bibi Than Ever Before

PM Netanyahu speaking in front of American and Israeli flags, AIPAC 2015 (Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

While America remains divided on many issues - Palestinian statehood among them - more and more U.S. citizens agree on one thing - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Times of Israel reports that a new poll by Gallup shows that nearly 50% of Americans see Israel's leader in a favorable light:

Americans back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu more than ever, a poll found Monday on the eve of his first visit there since the election of US President Donald Trump, though more than ever also oppose him.

The Gallup poll published Monday also found Americans nearly evenly divided over support for a Palestinian state.

Asked about their opinions of Netanyahu, some 49 percent of respondents said they viewed him favorably — the highest number recorded in the poll — with 30% viewing him unfavorably, 13% saying they never heard of him and 8% saying they have no opinion...

Netanyahu took off Monday for a four-day visit to Washington, where he will meet with Trump and other US officials. The trip follows eight years of acrimonious relations between the prime minister and president Barack Obama, during which Netanyahu tussled with the administration over Iran and the Palestinians.

Before leaving Israel, Netanyahu told reporters he sees “eye to eye with Trump” on regional issues.

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