Israeli Tells CBS News ‘I Love Trump’ in Anticipation of Jerusalem Announcement


An Israeli citizen interviewed by "CBS Evening News" on Tuesday said that he and others in a Jerusalem marketplace where he was standing "love" President Donald Trump.

Trump is expected to announce Wednesday that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital and will begin plans to move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv, sparking criticism from the Palestinians and other Middle Eastern leaders.

The decision, however, is popular in Israel.

"Despite the dire warnings across much of the Middle East, here at a Jerusalem market, President Trump is still getting high marks," CBS reporter Seth Doane said.

"I love Trump," the unidentified Israeli said. "All the market love Trump."

Trump made a campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

The U.S. Senate voted 90-0 in June in favor of a resolution urging the U.S. to abide by the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, which calls on the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move its embassy there.

In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama said at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference that "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided."

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