Forty-four per cent of American Jews don’t support the US President Donald Trump’s suggestion of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the American Jewish Committee (AJC)’s survey revealed yesterday.
Washington. The survey, which is conducted annually, was based on telephone interviews carried out in August, incorporating a national sample of 1,000 American Jews aged 18 and over. Nine per cent were Orthodox Jew, 16 per cent identified with the Conservative movement, 31 per cent were Reform Jew, two per cent Re constructionists and 39 per cent who consider themselves “just Jewish”.
Thirty-six per cent of the survey’s respondents said that they would be in favor of the embassy’s relocation only in conjunction with a clear progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Only 16 per cent believe the embassy should be moved “immediately”, while four per cent were “not sure”.