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March 15, 2013 10:10 am

Poll: Slim Majority Of Israelis Are Skeptical of Obama’s View of Israel

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President Barack Obama. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A slim majority of Israelis have expressed their skepticism towards U.S. President Barack Obama’s opinion of Israel in a new survey released by Israeli daily Maariv.

38% of respondents said Obama has revealed a hostility towards Israel during his time in office, while a third of respondents said they believe that Obama has been supportive of Israel. 14% said they believe he is indifferent to the Jewish state.

The survey also examined the Israeli public attitude towards the President. 32% responded that they respect Obama but don’t have a favorable opinion of him, 19% had an unfavorable opinion and 17% had a highly unfavorable opinion. 10% responded that they have a favorable opinion of Obama.

The poll was conducted by Maagar Mohot Institute.

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