Trump's 'love' for Israel still not quite requited

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts after a protester was punched as he was led away as Trump speaks during a campaign event in TucsonIn Israel, where distrust of Democratic President Barack Obama runs deep and conservative Benjamin Netanyahu is in his fourth term as prime minister, many voters might have been expected to prefer a Republican to take the White House. An opinion poll published last week on Israel’s Walla news site showed that 23 percent of Israelis want to see Trump in the Oval Office, compared to 38 percent who prefer the Democrats’ frontrunner, ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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