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LA's Jewish community reacts to President Trump's Israel visit




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President Trump wrapped up the Middle East part of his first foreign trip Tuesday with a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, where he told Israelis and Palestinians he's committed to brokering peace. Trump has called Israeli-Palestinian peace "one of the toughest deals of all" but also "not as difficult as people have thought."

But many in the Jewish community remain skeptical. Rabbi Sharon Brous is founder of the IKAR, a Jewish community redefining modern Judaism. While a quarter of the nation's Jews voted for Trump in the November election, Brous says their confidence in the president has yet to be earned. She says their undeserved belief that Trump has Israel's interests at heart likely stems from the president's Jewish business ties as well as his close relationship with son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner.