The more Americans know about Israel, the less they like about it, according to a new survey.


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The more Americans know about Israel, the less they like about it, according to a new survey.

The Brand Israel group has commissioned regular surveys in its bid to promote the image of Israel as a key ally to America in the Middle East.

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While more Americans said they are more knowledgeable about `Israel than before, larger numbers said they had a negative opinion of the country. Less than two-thirds (62 percent) of people surveyed in 2017 have a positive view of Israel, compared to just over three-quarters (76 percent) in 2010.

Although a majority of  Americans still view Israel favorably, support is declining among younger Americans and especially among the black and Latino population.

Jewish demonstrators gather to pray April 8, 2002 outside of the Israeli Consulate office in Philadelphia, PA. 

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Conversely, U.S. President Donald Trump enjoys popular support from the Israeli public, with a Pew Research poll released this week finding that Israel was one of two countries, the other one being Russia, where the U.S. president is viewed favorably.

In a May trip to Israel, Trump said he had a “a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace” to the region.


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Jewish Employees working for Trump Administration are the lowest paid


The White House just disclosed the salaries of the people working in the Executive Office, and it doesn’t look good for the Jews.

Three employees receive no money at all for their role in the Trump administration, and all of them are Jewish. Another receives $30,000 annually — tied for the lowest non-zero salary on the list.

The silver lining for these particular Jews is that they each have net worths in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, members of the First Family, chose not to draw a salary in their capacities as advisers to President Trump. Also going without pay is Reed Cordish, the scion of a Baltimore real estate empire who now serves as an assistant to the president for intergovernmental and technology initiatives. Cordish is also married to a close friend of Ivanka Trump.

Gary Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, takes $30,000 annually for his work. He is the former president and chief operation officer of Goldman Sachs.

At least one Jewish adviser to Trump — Jason Greenblatt — makes the highest possible salary for Executive Branch staffers, $180,000.

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