Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy (7 December 2017, 20 Kislev, 5778)
Did Ivanka Trump's convert to Judaism have anything to do with Trump's decision about Jerusalem?
It is doubtful if there was a direct influence between the conversion of Ivanka and the decision over Jerusalem though one never knows. It seems however that both the conversion of Ivanka and the decision over Jerusalem emanate, or were affected by, the life-long positive attitude of Donald Trump towards the Jewish people. Ivanka may have taken the final step to convert due to concerns for her future family and her wish to marry Jared Kushner. Nevertheless she seems to have had a positive leaning towards Jews from long beforehand. In the back of her mind the possibility of taking such a step may already have been there for quite a while. There is a good chance that she received such sympathy towards Judaism and Jews from her parents. Orthodox Jews were spreading anecdotal tales of positive contacts with Donald Trump for decades before he became President.