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December 3, 2014
The percentage of Israelis who believe US President Barack Obama has either a positive or a neutral view of Israel has fallen steeply in the two years since his visit to Israel in the spring of 2012, according to a Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies survey released on Tuesday.
Of the respondents, 37 percent said Obama has a positive position toward Israel, and an equal number said he had a negative attitude toward the country. Another 24% said he was neutral.
In 2012, some 51% of the respondents of a similar BESA poll said Obama had positive attitudes toward Israel and another 32% believed he was neutral.
According to the survey, 52% of the respondents believe Obamas policy regarding the Israel-Palestinian conflict has been bad, while 50% disapproved of his policies toward Iran and 47% said the same about his policies regarding Islamic State.
Some 65% of the respondents said Americas position in the Middle East has been weakened or seriously weakened since Obama took office in 2009, while 24% believe Americas position has remained unchanged and 11% think it has gotten stronger.
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