多数美国犹太人团体支持川普承认耶路撒冷为以首都

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年12月7日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

耶路撒冷西墙和圆顶清真寺
耶路撒冷西墙和圆顶清真寺

川普总统星期三承认耶路撒冷为以色列首都的决定受到大多数代表美国犹太人的主要团体的欢迎。绝大部分美国犹太人去年大选时把票投给了川普的对手希拉里.克林顿。

在主要的美国犹太人团体当中,7个团体在川普总统星期三白宫讲话后几个小时后即发表了支持这一决定的声明。两个美国犹太人团体批评这个决定。

皮尤研究中心去年的投票后民意调查显示,24%的美国犹太人投票给川普,71%把票投给了民主党候选人希拉里.克林顿。

不过,一年多之后,支持美国承认耶路撒冷为以色列首都的美国犹太人团体在声明中以明确的措辞表示支持,包括“赞许”、“历史性”以及感谢的措辞。

Trump’s Jerusalem Move Welcomed by Most Major American Jewish Groups

President Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been welcomed by a majority of the top U.S. organizations representing American Jews, a community that overwhelmingly voted for his rival, Hillary Clinton, in last year’s presidential election.

Seven of the most prominent U.S. Jewish organizations issued statements supporting Trump’s move within hours of him announcing it in a Wednesday speech at the White House. Two other organizations were critical of it, while a third had not issued any reaction by Wednesday evening in Washington.

The Pew Research Center’s exit polling for the 2016 U.S. presidential election showed only 24 percent of respondents identifying as Jewish saying they voted for Trump, while 71 percent said they voted for Clinton, his Democratic Party rival.

View decision positively

More than a year later, most of the American Jewish religious and advocacy groups supporting the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem used relatively strong language in their statements, such as saying they “applaud” the decision, consider it “historic” or express gratitude for it.