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Poll: Israelis Skeptical Trump Will Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Donald Trump in late September in New York. (Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 21 Nov 2016 04:59 PM

President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on the promise he would move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but Israelis are skeptical he will follow through with it, according to a Panels Politics poll released Monday.

About half of Israelis think Trump will not move the embassy and 38 percent think it is unlikely. Eleven percent are uncertain of what he will do, while only 6 percent think he will definitely move the embassy to Jerusalem.

The thorny move would be significant. It would indicate the United States' official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital even though both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem as capital.

"This is a sign that he's going to side with Israel," Mustafa Alani, a scholar at the Gulf Research Center, told the New York Times. "If he does it, it's going to be a wrong start for his relationship with the Arab world."

Trump during his campaign said he would stick to U.S. law with regard to moving the embassy. In the 1990s, Congress voted to move the embassy to Jerusalem, but none of the U.S. presidents complied, delaying it by signing waivers.

The poll was conducted Nov. 15 by Panels Politics among 519 respondents constituting a representative sample of the adult population in Israel. The margin of error is 4.5 percent. 

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