Jerusalem Post: Majority of Diaspora Jewish leaders favor embassy move to Jerusalem, study finds

A majority of Jewish leaders in the Diaspora favor moving all embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a study by the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI).

The full report, titled “Jerusalem and the Jewish People: Unity and Controversy,” was released Tuesday, two weeks after the initial findings of the survey were published.

The full report, titled “Jerusalem and the Jewish People: Unity and Controversy,” was released Tuesday, two weeks after the initial findings of the survey were published.

The study is based on discussions from dozens of focus groups with Jews around the world in which more than 500 participants took part, most of them in Jewish community leadership roles.

When it came to the nuances of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the issue of who should control Jerusalem and whether it should be divided, participants were more conflicted.

Close to 75% agreed with the statement that “The Temple Mount must remain under Israeli jurisdiction,” though 35% of that percentage only “somewhat agree.”

When asked if they were willing “to let an international force rule the ‘Holy Basin’ of Jerusalem” many “strongly disagreed.” Even among “secular” respondents – the most open to such arrangement – only 13% “strongly agreed” with this option, while 61% “strongly” or “somewhat” disagreed with it.

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