An overwhelming majority of Israelis – 83 percent – believe President-elect Donald Trump will be a pro-Israel leader, found a recent poll released by the Ruderman Family Foundation on Monday, despite the fact that most do not expect him to fulfill his campaign promise of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Only three percent of the 500 people surveyed said that they expected Trump to make the highly political move, which President Barack Obama recently vetoed for the last time during his presidency.
Long-standing American policy dictates that sitting presidents “delay” the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which would see the embassy moved to the capital, at six-month intervals. Obama approved his last veto on Thursday; the next time it comes due, Trump will be president. Whether Trump will break with tradition or not remains to be seen.