The truth is that, while he’s the catalyst for controversial newspaper headlines, Trump is FAR more respected across the Middle East than was the “defeatist” Obama.
In Israel, Trump’s more than respected. He’s loved.
From The Jerusalem Post:
While the US declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel continues to cause diplomatic disputes, a poll released Wednesday revealed that the majority of Jewish Israelis believe the announcement was good for Israel and that President Donald Trump understands Israel’s interests.
The monthly Peace Index of the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University found that 65% of Jewish Israelis believe Trump’s December announcement was in Israel’s best interest, while two-thirds of Arab-Israeli respondents think it was not.
A clear majority, though smaller (59%), also thinks Trump understands Israel’s interests to a very great or moderately great extent.