Despite the Palestinian leadership’s announcement that it no longer considers to US to be a legitimate mediator, the majority of the Israeli public seems to have faith in Trump’s ‘ultimate deal’ promises.







PM Netanyahu meets US President Trump in New York

PM Netanyahu meets US President Trump in New York Photo credit: Avi Ohayon, GPO

A new poll indicates that the majority of the Israeli public has faith that US President Donald Trump will be able to reach a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

According to the poll, which was conducted by the Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), 55% of Israelis believe Trump can broker a peace deal, despite the Palestinian leadership’s repeated announcements that it no longer considers the US a legitimate mediator after Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

When asked whether Israel should keep or give back the Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem as part of a future deal, 51% said these neighborhoods should be given to the Palestinians.