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‘JPost’ Poll: Israelis don’t believe Trump will move embassy to Jerusalem

AJN.-What do Israelis think of President-elect Donald Trump?

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Israelis are skeptical of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, but think he is a true friend of Israel, according to a Panels Politics poll conducted ahead of Wednesday’s Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in Jerusalem.

About half of Israelis think Trump will not move the embassy, with 11% certain he will not and 38% thinking it is unlikely.

Only 6% of respondents think Trump will definitely move the embassy to Jerusalem, and 32% think it is likely.

Last month, Trump’s daughter Ivanka promised Trump would relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and in the days after the election, Trump’s advisers on Israel, David Friedman and Jason Greenblatt, said it would be one of the administration’s first moves.

In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, mandating that the embassy must be moved by May 31, 1999, but US President Barack Obama and his predecessors Bill Clinton and George W. Bush used executive privilege and did not implement the act.

The poll also found that more Israelis (44%) think Trump is a true friend of Israel than not (18%), but over a third (38%) said they do not know.

Most Israelis who identify as right-wing – 59% – said Trump is a true friend of Israel, as opposed to 10% who disagree. On the Left, only 17% say Trump is a true friend of Israel and 44% say he is not.

Respondents were almost evenly split over whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is guiding Israel’s diplomatic relations with the world well, with 44% saying yes and 41% no. Another 15% said they do not know.

As for the possibility of a UN decision in the next year to unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state, 45% said they do not think it will happen and 33% said it would.

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

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Jewish communities congratulates the President elect of Argentina Alberto Fernandez

AJN Agency.- The principal jewish communities congratulated Fernandez after his victory in the national elections as he got elected President.

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AJN Agency.- The Delegation of Argentinian Israelis Asociations (DAIA) congratulates the President elect Alberto Fernández for the winning in the national elections of the last sunday.

DAIA’s President wish to work together in the fight against antisemitism, every time of discrimination and xenophobie in defense of human rights.

“We congratulate the President elect, Dr. Alberto Fernández. Is our wish to work together in the fight against antisemitism, every time of discrimination and xenophobie in defense of human rights”, said Jorge Knoblovits in representation of the jewish community of Argentina.

Knoblovits talk with the AJN News Agency and insist on his greets to Fernández and said he hope to: «have success in his work for Argentina».

The President of AMIA (Mutual Association Israeli Argentina), Ariel Eichbaum, felicitate this tuesday the elected President Alberto Fernández for the success in the national elections while he transmited his with of «every sector» accompany the transition process.

Talking with AJN News Agency, Eichbaum transmited the predisposition of AMIA for ‘cooperating’ with programs that facilitate a «bigest social inclusion».

“From AMIA we want to congratulate the President elect Alberto Fernández for the results in the election of the last sunday, in which argentian society could, in peace, expres their will and compromise with democracy and respect for the institutions”, said Eichbaum.

The Israeli Embassy in Argentina congratulate the President elect Alberto Fernández por the winning in the national elections that took place on sunday.

The Embassy published on Twitter: “We congratulate the President elect @alferdez and all the argentinian people for this new celebration of democracy”.

Also the Embassy added: “We will keep working together honoring the friendship between the people of Israel and Argentina”.

The ambassador Galit Ronen also greets the candidate of «Frente de Todos», Alberto Fernández, who win the elections in the first round with over the 48 per cent of the vots, beating the still President Mauricio Macri, who seeked reelection.

“It’s always important to celebrate the democracy. ¡Congratulation to @alferdez and all the Argentinian people!”, said Ronen on Twitter.

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Argentinian President Macri visited the historical synagogue of Basavilbaso

AJN Agency.- Only a few days away of Rosh Hashana and with Iom Kipur coming soon, Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina participate of the meeting at the synagogue Tefila L’Moisés at Basavilbaso, Province of Entre Ríos.

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AJN Agency.- The argentinian President, Mauricio Macri, assisted to the Synagogue Tefila L’ Moisés de Basavilbaso, one of the olders of Argentina, making himself the first argentinian president in visit that synagogue.

Macri send his best wishes for the jewish new year celebration and added: «I want to thank you for reciving me here, in your home. For us it has been very important this years working with the community».

Claudio Avruj, secretary of Human Rights of Argentina discribed that the visit of Macri «Represents with out dudes a huge tribute to the jewish inmigration in the historic colonies of Entre Ríos and a deep recognition to the permanent support to the development of the local communities».

At meeting were present the Rabbi Sergio Bergman, secretary of goverment in Environment and Sustainable Development, and the Minister of Interior, Public Works and Housing of Argentina, Rogelio Frigerio, among others.

In a letter written by Avruj, he assured his pride for the president and remarked the pluralism and respect of Macri.

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