A new poll shows fewer than half of Americans support US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” and even a smaller number support moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the the holy city.
The CNN poll released Friday found that Americans are deeply divided over Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the “capital” of Israel, with 44 percent approving the move and 45 percent disapproving.
The survey also shows that 49 percent say the US embassy in Israel should not be moved from Tel Aviv, while 36 percent support the move.
Two-thirds of Americans say the US should not take the side of either Israel or Palestine in the Middle East conflict. Most Americans, 56 percent, also doubt that a time will come when Israelis and Palestinians will reach peaceful settlement.
On December 6, Trump declared that Washington was recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel and was planning…