Trump, his family and his senior advisers visited here month ago as part of his first international trip. During his 28-hour stay, he received a five-star welcome from Israeli leaders. And images of him, his wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s holiest sites, warmed Israeli and Jewish hearts.
There are other areas too where the Israelis seemed to view Trump favorably, according to Pew’s research.
When it comes to world affairs and some of his more prominent policy proposals, such as building a wall between the United States and Mexico and withdrawing from trade and climate agreements, more than half Israelis (56 percent) said they had confidence in Trump to do the right thing.