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Israelis Believe Obama Didn't Have Their Back During His Presidency and That Trump Will Support Them

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens as President Barack Obama speaks during their meeting, Monday, March, 5, 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

According to a new poll among Jewish Israelis, the majority believe that Barack Obama was (or: still is) a terribly anti-Israel president. It’s hard to argue with that, of course, since Obama proved time and again that he despises the world’s only Jewish nation, but it’s good of them to send him this farewell message anyway:

Less than two weeks before President Barack Obama hands over the Oval Office to President-elect Donald Trump, the majority of Jewish Israelis (57%) are letting him know they think his attitude toward Israel during his tenure was unfriendly.

Obviously, the real question is: what’s wrong with the other 43%? Are they so blinded by their leftist views that they actually think Obama does support Israel? His administration is responsible for the passing (and writing!) of one of the most anti-Israel resolutions in the history of the UN. If that still doesn’t convince you that he hates Israel, there’s something very seriously wrong with you.

Be that as it may, thankfully the majority of Jewish Israelis do know what they’re dealing with. That should give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hope that his Likud party will be able to govern Israel for the foreseeable future.

How about Israelis’ opinion of Donald Trump.  They’re much more positive about President 45 than about President 44:

On the other hand, the latest Peace Index, published by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, found that some 69% of Jewish Israelis expect Trump’s attitude toward Israel to be friendly. This belief stretched across all political camps – right: 80%, moderate right: 76%, center: 62%, moderate left: 57%, left: 54% – all said they expect Trump to be friendly toward Israel.

That must hurt Obama and Kerry tremendously. They tried their very best to ruin American-Israeli relations for the foreseeable future, but it’s clear from this opinion poll that Jewish Israelis are more than willing to embrace Trump once he takes office. There will no rift between them — the U.S. and Israel will continue to have each other’s backs as they had before Obama became president. In the end, his anti-Israel policies will be nothing more than a blip in history. Twenty years from now, nobody will even remember them.

Knowing Obama, that’s what’ll truly get to him. To him, it’s all about his legacy. It’s already clear that his legacy will — at least as far as Israel is concerned — soon be thrown onto the ash heap of history.