Poll appears. U.S. backing for Israel declines

 US support for Israelis in the conflict with the Palestinians has dropped to 59 percent, the lowest rating in the last 10 years, the Gallup poll published on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 reported.

A poll by the Gallup Foundation, the leading institution in opinion polls, found 59 percent of Americans said they were more sympathetic to Israel in the long conflict than 21 percent said they were more sympathetic to the Palestinians. In other words, support for Israel fell by 5 percentage points from last year, according to the poll, reaching its lowest level since 2009.

The survey found that support for Israel among the Democratic respondents fell by 6 percentage points compared with last year's poll, while the support among those who said they were Republicans fell by 13 percentage points, a surprising question and a sign that the Republican Party is more supportive of Israel today than the Democratic Party Poll.

The poll shows that Democrats' support for Israel dropped from 49% to 43%, the lowest level of Israel's democratic bias since 2005. The Republican support for Israel in the conflict dropped from an all-time high of 87% in 2018 to 76% today .

As for the situation among the Liberal Democrats, the poll found that they are equal in their support for the Palestinians and Israel.

But despite the decline in sympathy with Israel, the poll found that most Americans still view Israel positively.

The Gallup poll showed that 69 percent of respondents had a positive view of Israel, compared with 21 percent who had a positive view of the Palestinian Authority.

Gallup polled 1,016 adults between February 1 and 10, 2019, with a margin of error of 4 percentage points. The poll was conducted before the controversy over Muslim MP Elhan Omar.

The House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided Thursday to vote on a bill condemning anti-Semitism to silence Omar, distance .

In a remarkable shift in the debate that Democratic MP Elhan Omar raised in the matter of American blind and spontaneous support for Israel's oppressive and racist policies against the Palestinians under occupation and its accusations of "anti-Semitism" and pressure from the Israeli lobby to punish it in Congress, In the US House of Representatives to present the draft resolution in a form that does not mention the deputy Elhan Omar by name, and condemns all kinds of hatred, including "Islamophobia" on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the Democratic leadership decided to postpone the vote on a draft resolution condemning "anti-Semitism" indefinitely, after the Democratic Progressive Party (PDP) rules against the targeting of MP Omar, who offered to sacrifice a lifetime as a scapegoat.

MP Elliott Engels, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Relations, one of the 25 US Jewish deputies in the House of Representatives, who led the campaign to punish Omar, announced that he would not expel her from the Foreign Relations Committee, American President Donald Trump and the Israeli lobby AIPAC, and members of the Republican Party in the Council.

The victory was given to MP Omar, a member of the Liberal Youth Party, the party's progressive base, and hundreds of American organizations, including dozens of American Jewish organizations, which refused to equate Israel with anti-Semitism. The most important Democratic candidates for the upcoming presidential election in 2020 were Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Senator Camilla Harris of California and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, along with dozens of House members, threatening to divide the Democratic Party and lose Control of the majority in the Democratic Party.

This is a victory for Ahlan Omar in the first round of confrontation with the Israeli lobby, especially AIPAC, three weeks before its annual conference, which will be attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


 

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