(ISRAEL365NEWS) -- A new Pew survey revealed that the vast majority (70%) of evangelicals believe that the land of Israel was given to the Jews in the Biblical covenant with Abraham. Shockingly, this is more than twice the number of Jews (32%) who believe so. One rabbi believes that this symbolizes that pro-Israel Jews and Christians have more in common than they do with their less-Biblically oriented co-religionists.
“Overall, Americans continue to express more positive feelings toward the Israeli people than toward the Palestinian people,” the survey noted. “And to rate the Israeli government more favorably than the Palestinian government.”
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But this number has diminished, most notably among adults under 30. 56% of adults under 30 say they feel favorably toward the Israeli people, compared with 78% among those ages 65 and older. And a solid majority of those aged 18 to 29 (61%) express favorable views toward the Palestinians, compared with 46% of those 50 and older.