Israeli Opinion Regarding
Peace with the Palestinians


See also Polls on Unilateral Measures

How closely did you follow the Annapolis conference? (Peace Index, December 3-4, 2007)

Regularly
24%
Sometimes
47%
Not at all
26%

Were the views expressed by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the Annapolis conference too tough, appropriate, or too conciliatory? (Peace Index, December 3-4, 2007)

Too tough
8%
Appropriate
32%
Too conciliatory
31%
No opinion
28%

Did the Annaplis conference make you more optimistic or pessimistic towards the chance for peace? (Peace Index, December 3-4, 2007)

Optimistic
29%
Pessimistic
38%
No change/Don't know
33%

Do you believe the Palestinians desire peace? (Peace Index, December 3-4, 2007)

Yes
48%
No
45%

Do you believe Palestinian demands for an independent state are justified? (Peace Index, December 3-4, 2007)

Yes
62%
No
34.5%

Can Israel allow itself the establishment of an independent Palestinian state? (Peace Index, December 3-4, 2007)

Yes
58%
No
32%
Don't know
10%

From the Palestinians' standpoint, do you believe a peace agreement will end the conflict? (Peace Index, December 3-4, 2007)

Yes
31%
No
61%
Don't know
8%

Is it possible to reach a peace settlement without the consent of Hamas? (Peace Index, December 3-4, 2007)

Yes
21%
No
71%
Don't know
8%

If an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement is signed based on the “two states for two peoples” formula, should the border between the two states be opened or remain closed ? (Peace Index, December 3-4, 2007)

Open
26%
Closed
53%
Don't know
21%

What do you see as the most difficult issue to be addressed in the peace negotiations? (Peace Index, December 3-4, 2007)

Jerusalem
39%
Refugees
32%
Borders
14%
Settlements
8%
Establishment of an independent Palestinan state
6%
Water
1%

The Annapolis conference was (Haaretz, November 28, 2007)

Success
17%
Failure
42%
Neither
24%
Don't know
17%

Did the conference advance the chance of a final agreement with the Palestinians by the end of 2008? (Haaretz, November 28, 2007)

Advance
24%
Didn't advance
62%
Don't know
14%

If it were possible to reach a final status agreement and a solution to all the "core issues" - refugees, borders, settlements and Jerusalem, would you support it or prefer to forego it? (Haaretz, November 28, 2007)

Support
53%
Forego
38%
No opinion
9%

Did the Annapolis Conference succeed or fail? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, November 28, 2007)

Succeed
15%
Fail
29%
Other
56%

Will an agreement be reached between Israel and the Palestinians by the end of December 2008? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, November 28, 2007)

No
72%
Possibly
16%
Yes
8%
Other
4%

Should borders, Jerusalem and the right of return be negotiated already at the start of the talks? (Yediot Ahronot, November 23, 2007)

Yes
35%
No
63%

Should Israel agree to the evacuation of most settlements in Judea and Samaria? (Yediot Ahronot, November 23, 2007)

Yes
40%
No
55%

Will there be a new wave of attacks after the conference? (Yediot Ahronot, November 23, 2007)

Yes
52%
No
36%

Do you support the holding of the Annapolis conference? (Yediot Ahronot, November 23, 2007)

For
69%
Against
27%

Will the conference advance Israeli-Palestinian peace? (Yediot Ahronot, November 23, 2007)

Yes
22%
No
71%

Can a peace agreement be reached with the Palestinians in 2008? (Yediot Ahronot, November 23, 2007)

Yes
17%
No
82%

Should the Palestinians be required to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as a condition for negotiations? (Yediot Ahronot, November 23, 2007)

Yes
25%
No
75%

Should Israel make more gestures to the Palestinians, in order to strenghten Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas)? (Yediot Ahronot, November 23, 2007)

Yes
31%
No
66%

Do you count on the USA as a fair intermediary in negotiations? (Yediot Ahronot, November 23, 2007)

Yes
56%
No
41%

If Israel and the Palestinians reach a final arrangement and the Palestinians fulfill all of their obligations, would you then be for or against the evacuation of communities in Judea and Samaria? (Maariv, November 21, 2007)

Oppose any evacuation
39%
Support evacuating some
36%
Support evacuating all
20%

If Israel and the Palestinians reach a final arrangement would you be for or against a solution of a Palestinian state with a land swap: the annexation of settlement blocs to Israel in exchange for the transfer of certain areas within the State of Israel to the Palestinians? (Maariv, November 21, 2007)

For
46%
Against
46%

Are you for or against the evacuation of illegal outposts in Judea and Samaria? (Maariv, November 21, 2007)

For evacuation regardless of talks
40%
For evacuation only in permanent arrangement
26%
Oppose evacuation
30%

If Israel and the Palestinians reach a final arrangement and the Palestinians fulfill all of their obligations, would you then be for or against the entry of several thousand refugees to the State of Israel with the understanding that this would put an end to the conflict? (Maariv, November 21, 2007)

Against
75%
For
23%

If Israel and the Palestinians reach a final arrangement and the Palestinians fulfill all of their obligations, would you then be for or against the following arrangement: Jerusalem will be the capital of two people, the Arab neighborhoods in Eastern Jerusalem will be transferred to Palestinian sovereignty, the Jewish neighborhood in the eastern and western part of the city will remain under Israeli sovereignty, the Western Wall will remain under Israeli sovereignty and the Temple Mount will be bereft of sovereignty and have a special status? (Maariv, November 21, 2007)

For
47%
Against
50%

Are you for or against the transfer of Israeli Arab communities in the triangle and the Wadi Ara to Palestinian sovereignty within the framework of the permanent arrangement? (Maariv, November 21, 2007)

For
37%
Against
52%

Among Israeli Arabs:

For
15%
Against
70%

Are you for or against the intention to release 400 Palesestinian prisoners? (Maariv, November 12, 2007)

Against
70%
For
22%
No Opinion
8%

In your opinion, is Abu Mazen and his government able or unable to prevent terror attacks and the firing of rocketsagainst Israel from the areas of Judea and Samaria? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, October 18-26, 2007)

Unable
77%
Maybe
10%
Able
12%
Other replies
1%

Should Israel withdraw from the territories of Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem, what do you think the chances are that Hamas takes over these areas? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, October 18-26, 2007)

No chance
5%
Very low chance
7%
Middle chance
21%
High chance
27%
Very high chance
38%
Other replies
2%

In light of the current situation of the PA, do you support or oppose Israel committing to transfer sovereignty over the Temple Mount to the Palestinians? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, October 18-26, 2007)

Oppose
78%
Maybe
9%
Support
11%
Other replies
2%

In light of the current situation of the PA, do you support or oppose that Israel should commit to transfer parts of Jerusalem to Palestinian control? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, October 18-26, 2007)

Oppose
69%
Maybe
11%
Support
17%
Other replies
3%

In light of the current situation of the PA, do you support or oppose that Israel should commit to remove the IDF from most of Judea and Samaria, and transfer it to Palestinian control? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, October 18-26, 2007)

Oppose
61%
Maybe
15%
Support
22%
Other replies
2%

Do you agree or disagree with the claim that today, in retrospect, the drive to achieve peace with the Palestinians has done damage to the State of Israel? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, October 18-26, 2007)

Agree
52%
Disagree
40%
Other replies
8%

 

From Israel's viewpoint, is it possible to continue indefinitely in the current state of relations wih the Palestinians? (Peace Index, October 16, 2007)

Impossible
65%
Possible
29.5%

From the viewpoint of the Palestinians, is it possible to continue indefinitely in the current state of relations wih the Israel? (Peace Index, October 16, 2007)

Impossible
62%
Possible
26%

Do you consider the Palestinian issue to be the most urgent or moderately urgent issue on the government's agenda? (Peace Index, October 16, 2007)

Most urgent or moderately urgent
62%
Not moderately urgent or not urgent at all
35%

Do you see a chance that Annapolis will enable the sides to clarify the disagreements between them? (Peace Index, October 16, 2007)

See a chance
39%
See no such chance
57%

Do you believe the Annapolis Conference can increase the chances of reaching a permanent peace agreement? (Peace Index, October 16, 2007)

Yes
39%
No
56%

Have you followed the preparations for the Annapolis Conference? (Peace Index, October 16, 2007)

Followed them regularly
20%
Followed them sometimes
50%
Followed them not at all
29%

Transferring the Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem to Palestinian sovereignty so they can serve as the capital of Palestine, in exchange for a peace agreement. (Peace Index, October 16, 2007)

Oppose
59%
Support
33%

Return of Palestinian refugees to Israel in the context of a permanent peace settlement. (Peace Index, October 16, 2007)

Not prepared for the return of even a single refugee
87%
Prepared for the return of up to 100,00
6%
Prepared for whatever number is decided
3%

If in the course of the conference, it transpired that the gaps between the two sides' positions were responsible for their not reaching an agreement, would it be desirable for the United States to play the role of arbitrator and determine what concessions each side should make to bring about an agreement? (Peace Index, October 16, 2007)

Oppose allocating this role to the United States
52%
Support allocating this role to the United States
41%

Of all the negotiating options Israel faces these days, which do you most prefer? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Saudi Plan
31%
Compromise agreement with the Palestinian
25%
Negotiations with Assad and Syria
17%
None of the above
17%

What effect will each of the below options have in regards to an upcoming war? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

  Prevent war Neither prevent nor promote war Promote war
Negotiations with Syria
46%
41%
10%
Negotiations with Abu Mazin
26%
61%
10%
Negotiations with a Palestinian national unity government
24%
47%
14%
Negotiations on the Saudi Plan
35%
49%
10%
Preventative attack on Hizbollah
16%
24%
55%
A ground operation in the Gaza strip
15%
31%
49%
Bombing Iran's nuclear reactor
15%
15%
65%
Threatening Syria with harsh measures if it will start a war
22%
27%
41%

When do you think a political settlement will be reached to end the conflict? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Never, or in many generations
43%
In the next generation or decade
33%
In the next few years
18%

Do you agree that after reaching a permanent agreement to all issues of conflict, there should be mutual recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people and Palestine as the state of the Palestinians? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

  Truman Center, December, 2006 Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007
Yes
63%
64%
No
--
30%

Do you believe that a majority of of your side support mutual recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people and Palestine as the state of the Palestinians?

Yes
48%
No
36%

Do you believe that a majority of of the other side supports mutual recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people and Palestine as the state of the Palestinians? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
35%

Is it possible to reach a compromise with the Palestinian unity government?

  Truman Center, March, 2007 Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007
Yes
33%
25%
No
--
70%

Should Israel negotiate with a Palestinian unity government, which includes Hamas if needed, to reach a compromise agreement? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
50%
No
46%

Is it currently possible for Olmert and Abu Mazin to reach a compromise settlement? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

  Truman Center, December, 2006 Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007
Yes
46%
42%

Should Israel conduct final status negotiations with Abu Mazin? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
60%

Do you support a proposal to deploy international armed forces in the Gaza Strip, especially on the border with Israel and Egypt to prevent arms smuggling and rocket launching on Israel? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

  Truman Center, June, 2004 Truman Center, June, 2007,
Yes
53%
65%
No
--
29%

Who will gain more from the recent ceasefire? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Israel
9%
Palestinians
33%
Both
40%
Neither
16%

Who came out the "winner" in the current round of fighting? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Neither side
70%
Palestinians
12%
Israel
10%
Both
5%

Will armed conflict soon stop and negotiations resume? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
9%
Yes, but some armed attacks will continue
38%
No
51%

Do you believe that a ground operation in the Gaza Strip can prevent a war this summer? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
15%
No, rather, it would promote war

49%

Do you believe that there will be another war this summer? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
46%
No
42%

Do you support the American plan proposed last month which calls for the establishment of law and order and ending terrorism and rocket attacks on Israel in exchange for Israel to open border crossings, remove roadblocks, and allow the passage of people and goods between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
45%
No
52%

Is it possible to reach a compromise settlement with the Palestinian national unity government? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
25%

Is it possible to reach a compromise settlement with Abu Mazin? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
42%

Will negotiations resume between Israel and the Palestinian Authority? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
47%

Will armed confrontations between Hamas and Fateh continue? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
89%

Do you support the decion to release 250 prsioners from Fateh who do not have blood on their hands? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter", June, 2007)

Yes
57.4%
No
37.6%
Other
5.0%

Should Israel release Marwan Barghouti from prison?

  Israel Radio's "Another Matter", June, 2007 Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007
Yes
28.0%
40%
No
64.6%
57%%
Other
7.4%
--

Should Israel provide assistance to the Abbas led government? (Peace Index, June, 2007)

Yes
54%
No
41%
Don't know
5%
Yes, so long as Abba recognizes Israel's right to exist and brings an end to terrorism
67%
Yes, under any conditions
22.5%
No, under any conditions
4%

How should Israel assist the Abbas led government? (Peace Index, June, 2007)

 
Support
Oppose
Release frozen Palestinian funds
54.5%
39%
Provide weapons
--
79%
Remoive checkpoints
--
71%
Release prisoners
39%
54%
Provide humanitarian assistance (even if it will strengthen Hamas)
58%
40%

Do you fell that Mahmoud Abbas' government will be able to prevent Hamas takeover of the West Bank even it recieves assistence from Israel? (Peace Index, June, 2007)

Yes
43%

Which leader do you fell could best safeguard Israel's security interests while advancing the chances for peace? (Peace Index, June, 2007)

Benjamin Netanyahu
38%
Ehud Barak
24%
Ehud Olmert
5.5%
None of the above
24%
Don't know
8.5%

Do you believe that it is possible to reach an agreement with the Palestinians based on the "two states for two peoples" principle in the near future? (Peace Index, June, 2007)

Yes
39%
No
55%

Do you support the concept of "two states for two peoples"? (NSPOP)

  2006 2007
Yes
63%
70%
No
--
26.5%

Should Israel help Abu mazen (AL: Mahmoud Abbas) in Judea and Samaria? (IMRA. June, 2007)

Yes
47%
No
38%
Other
15%

Did the territories conquered during the Six-Day War improve or worsen the situation?: (Dahaf, June 1)

Improve
51%
Worsen
29%

What alternative for control of the Cave of the Patriarchs do you support?: (Dahaf, June 1, 2007)

Israeli control
47%
Joint control
41%

Should Rachel's Tomb (Bethlehem) be kept exclusively under Israeli control?: (Dahaf, June 1, June 2007)

Yes
57%

Should the Western Wall be kept exclusively under Israeli control?: (Dahaf, June 1, 2007)

Yes
85%

What alternative for control over the Temple Mount would you support ?: (Dahaf, June 1, June 2007)

Full Palestinian control
7%
Joint Arab-Israeli control
46%
Israeli control
46%

Do you support giving territory to the Palestinians within the framework of a peace agreement?: (Dahaf, June 1, 2007)

Yes
46%
No
53%

Do you avoid entering Arab towns and cities? (Sami Smoocha, March 2007)

Yes
63%

Do you fear the possibility of civil unrest among Israeli Arabs? (Sami Smoocha, March 2007)

Yes
68%

If there was no possibility of peace with the Palestinians and there was a return of terrorism to the territories, would you agree that Israel declare the security fence its permanent border? (NSPOP March 2007)

  2005 2006 2007
Yes
57%
60%
49%

Do you support the construction of the security fence? (NSPOP March 2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
80%
82%
79%
76%

Should Israel seek to comply with the Saudi initiative? (NSPOP March 2007)

Yes
27%
No
49%
Unsure
24%

Do you believe in the possibility of reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians? (NSPOP March 2007)

  2006 2007
Yes
34%
31%

Should the peace process be suspended? (NSPOP March 2007)

  2006 2007
Yes
20%
22%
No
69%
62%
Unsure
11%
16%

How do you feel about the removal of settlements in the context of a permanent settlement? (NSPOP March 2007)

  2006 2007
Support the removal of all the small and isolated settlements
46%
45%
Support the removal of all the settlements, including the large settlement blocks
18%
14%
Total percent of people who support the removal of settlements in some form
64%
59%

Please rank the following in order of importance: A) a country with a Jewish majority; B) Greater Israel; C) a democratic country; D) a state of peace. (NSPOP March 2007)

  2006 2007
Jewish majority is most imporatant
54%
50%
Jewish majority is the most or second most important
72%
71%
Greater Israel is most important
7%
9%
Greater Israel is the most or second most important
27%
29%

Do you support the establishment of a Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank? (NSPOP March 2007)

  2006 2007
Yes
55%
61%

May a soldier refuse an order to evacuate settlements? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
May
27%
24%
47%
29%
31%
May not
73%
76%
51%
71%
69%

May a soldier refuse an order to serve in the territories? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
May
25%
17%
30%
23%
22%
May not
75%
83%
66%
77%
78%

What is the possibily of a civil war as a result of further disengagement and evacuation of settlements? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2005 2006 2007
Little or none
52%
60%
67%
Large possibility or to a certain degree
47%
40%
33%

What is the possibility of a civil war as a result of arrangements regarding the territories? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2005 2006 2007
Little or none
50%
63%
71%
Large possibility or to a certain degree
49%
37%
29%

Should Israel institute civil rights for Israeli Arabs side by side with their civil obligations? (INSS 2005-2007, approximate numbers)

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
-
-
-
-
61%
71%
73%
68%

Should Israel encourage the voluntary emigration of Arabs? (INSS 2005-2007, approximate numbers)

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
-
50%
52%
58%
63%
59%
63%
66%

Should Arab parties and Arab ministers be included in the government? (INSS 2005-2007, approximate numbers)

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
46%
32%
29%
32%
28%
40%
40%
38%

Should Israeli-Arabs be allowed to participate in crucial national such as the future borders of the country? (INSS 2005-2007, approximate numbers)

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
36%
25%
20%
21%
18%
26%
25%
27%

Is there a political solution to the conflict? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
54%
52%
48%
43%
No
32%
33%
34%
35%
Undecided
15%
15%
18%
22%

Is there a military solution to the conflict? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
39%
38%
42%
40%
No
50%
50%
45%
43%
Undecided
12%
11%
13%
17%

What is the likelihood of peace, war, or terrorism in the coming years? (INSS 2005-2007, approximate numbers)

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
High or medium chance of strengthening the peace between Israel and the Arab countries
72%
38%
21%
42%
25%
42%
27%
24%
High or medium chance of war between Israel and an Arab country
40%
70%
79%
37%
38%
39%
38%
77%
High or medium chances of terrorism on a large scale
-
-
-
-
-
80%
78%
80%

What do you believe is the ultimate aspiration of the Arabs? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
To conquer Israel and wipe out a large portion of its Jewish population
37%
33%
27%
35%
42%
To conquer the state of Israel
23%
41%
28%
29%
29%
To recover all the territories conquered by Israel in the Six Day War
29%
22%
33%
24%
21%
To recover some of the territories conquered by Israel in the Six Day War
11%
4%
11%
12%
7%

Do you believe that most Palestinians want peace? (INSS 2005-2007)

  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
64%
42%
46%
37%
47%
43%
56%
49%
44%

Do you think that it is possible to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
44%
32%
36%
35%
39%
34%
31%
No
56%
68%
64%
65%
60%
66%
69%

Do you support a gradual transfer of the Jordan Valley to the Palestinians over the course of a few years? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
20%
24%
21%
22%

Do you support allowing a limited number of Palestinian refugees to return to Israel? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
14%
20%
16%
17%

Do you support giving the Temple Mount to the Palestinians, while Israel maintains control of the Wailing Wall? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
30%
29%
28%
27%

Do you support transferring the Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem to the Palestinians, except for the Old City? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
36%
40%
45%
37%

Do you support giving areas to the Palestinians in return for areas remaining as part of Israel? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
48%
50%
54%
46%

Do you support a Palestinian state on 95% of the West Bank and Gaza with Israel retaining the large settlement blocks? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
43%
46%
45%
41%

Should the peace process be brought to a halt (even if it means another war)? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
20%
23%
20%
22%
No
66%
64%
69%
62%
Undecided
14%
12%
11%
16%

Do you support the establishment of a Palestinian state? (INSS 2005-2007)

  1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Yes
21%
25%
26%
27%
32%
28%
25%

 

  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Yes
37%
40%
45%
50%
45%
55%
53%

 

  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
55%
49%
59%
50%
58%
61%
65%

Should the fence have been constructed at all? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2005 2006 2007
Yes
19%
25%
22%
No
81%
75%
78%

Should the large settlements in Judaea and Samaria be included on the Israeli side of the fence (but not isolated settlements)? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2005 2006 2007
Yes
62%
60%
44%
No
37%
40%
56%

Should the fence will be constructed close to the Green Line, excluding the major portion of the settlements? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2005 2006 2007
Yes
27%
31%
34%
No
72%
69%
76%

Should the major portion of the existing settlements in Judaea and Samaria will be included on the Israeli side of the fence: (INSS 2005-2007)

  2005 2006 2007
Yes
69%
63%
53%
No
30%
37%
47%

Do you support Sharon's disengagement plan from Gaza and northern Samaria? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
56%
50%
49%
36%
No
44%
49%
51%
64%

Do you support unilateral disengagement involving evacuation of the settlements? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
50%
47%
51%
28%
No
50%
53%
49%
72%

Do you support returning isolated settlements on the mountain ridge of East Samaria for peace? (INSS 2005-2007, aproximate figures)

  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
64%
60%
52%

Do you support returning Western Samaria for peace? (INSS 2005-2007, aproximate figures)

  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
30%
30%
38%
43%
39%
41%
51%
39%
29%
41%
36%
38%
37%
28%

Do you support returning the Temple Mount (excluding the Wailing Wall) for peace? (INSS 2005-2007, aproximate figures)

  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
24%
27%
21%

Do you support returning the Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem for peace? (INSS 2005-2007, aproximate figures)

  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
10%
9%
12%
20%
18%
21%
23%
51%
40%
42%
42%
44%
48%
40%

Do you support returning the Jordan Valley for peace? (INSS 2005-2007, aproximate figures)

  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
18%
19%
20%
20%
22%
23%
31%
18%
19%
23%
19%
25%
23%
24%

Do you support returning the Etzion block for peace? (INSS 2005-2007, aproximate figures)

  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Yes
16%
18%
20%
29%
28%
31%
32%
32%
28%
27%
26%
27%
26%
23%

How would you implement your solution? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2005 2006 2007
Unilateral disengagement
29%
26%
17%
Agreement on Barak-Clinton terms
36%
39%
35%
Avoidance of any concessions in Judaea and Samaria
35%
35%
48%

What is your stance on giving land for peace? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Support major territorial concessions
25%
20%
22%
20%
Support unilateral disengagement
37%
37%
29%
18%
Neither
38%
42%
49%
62%

Threat perception for a variety of situations and scenarios (average on a 1-7 scale): (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Return of territories for peace
4.1
3.58
3.7
4.2
Hamas control of the PA
-
-
5.13
4.0
Chemical and biological weapons in the hands of an enemy state
5.9
5.71
5.74
5.72
Undemocratic regime in Israel
5.4
5.46
5.36
5.36
Unilateral disengagement from the Palestinians
3.6
3.71
3.98
4.5
Nuclear weapons in the hands of Iran
6.1
5.93
5.83
6.2
Establishment of a Palestinian state
4.3
4.02
4.01
4.5
Renewal of terrorism on a large scale
5.1
5.24
5.51
5.62
War with Syria
4.5
4.46
4.51
5.3
A deep social and economic crisis in Israel
-
5.62
5.46
5.61
Corruption in the public system
-
-
-
5.74
Average threat score
4.87
4.85
4.92
5.15

The ability of Israel to cope succesfully with a variety of threats (percentage who answered affirmatively): (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
All-out war with all the Arab countries
62%
72%
76%
64%
War launched by Syria against Israel
96%
96%
96%
90%
Potential for an enemy state to attack Israel with biological or chemical weapons
70%
78%
79%
74%
Potential for an enemy state to attack Israel with nuclear weapons
52%
65%
66%
55%
Continuous and significant terrorist activity
84%
87%
88%
86%
A revolt by Israeli-Arabs
52%
88%
89%
90%
Internal dissent with regard to the territories and peace
85%
86%
91%
89%
A threat of surface to surface missile attacks on Israel
86%
92%
93%
90%
Social and religious divisions
72%
78%
83%
86%
America will reduce its support of Israel
53%
58%
62%
62%

In terms of the issues facing Israel, how would you rate the importance of achieving the borders of "Greater Israel"? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Most Important
10%
9%
7%
9%
Second Most Important
17%
16%
20%
20%

In terms of the issues facing Israel, how would you rate the importance of maintaing a country with a Jewish majority? (INSS 2005-2007)

  2004 2005 2006 2007
Most Important
42%
42%
54%
50%
Second Most Important
3%
22%
18%
21%

 

Based on a scale of 1-7 (1= strongly disagree, 7= strongly agree) (INSS 2005-2007)

  Extreme Right Moderate Right Moderate Left Extreme Left
Territories Shoul be Returned for Peace
1
2, 3
5, 6
7
No Military Solution to the Conflict
1
2, 3
5, 6
7
No Political Solution to the Conflict
7
5, 6
2, 3
1

Do you support giving territory to the Palestinians within the framework of a peace agreement?: (Makor Rishon, June 1, 2007)

Yes
46%
No
53%

Do you support giving the Golan in return for peace with Syria ?: (Makor Rishon, June 1, 2007)

Yes
31%
No
68%

What alternative for control over the Temple Mount would you support ?: (Makor Rishon, June 1, 2007)

Full Palestinian control
7%
Joint Arab-Israeli control
46%
Israeli control
46%

Would you support or oppose Israel relinquishing the Western Wall, even in exchange for lasting peace and ending the dispute over Jerusalem? (Tazpit Research Institute, May, 2007)

Oppose
96%

Would you support or oppose Israel relinquishing the Temple Mount, even in exchange for lasting peace and ending the dispute over Jerusalem? (Tazpit Research Institute, May, 2007)

Oppose
89%

Would you be willing to give up the Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, as long as Israel keeps the Western Wall and the Jewish Quarter, in exchange for lasting peace and ending the dispute over Jerusalem? (Tazpit Research Institute, May, 2007)

Yes
43%

Would you support or oppose any form of concession in Jerusalem for real peace and the termination of the dispute? (Tazpit Research Institute, May, 2007)

Support
57%
Oppose
43%

Do you believe peace is unattainable? (Tazpit Research Institute, May, 2007)

Yes
75.7%
Peace could be reached in return for territorial concessions in Jerusalem
20.3%

Do you believe that maintaining a large Jewish majority in Jerusalem is imperative? (Tazpit Research Institute, May, 2007)

Yes
91.5%

Do you believe that a mostly-Jewish Jerusalem would complement Israel's moral fortitude? (Tazpit Research Institute, May, 2007)

Yes
81.3%

Do you believe that Jewish settlement in Ma'aleh Adumim and Gush Etzion serve to strengthen Jerusalem? (Tazpit Research Institute, May, 2007)

Yes
62.4%

Do you believe that Jewish settlement west of Jerusalem serve to strengthen the city? (Tazpit Research Institute, May, 2007)

Yes
66%

Do you support prioritizing Jerusalem so as to strengthen its status and standing? (Tazpit Research Institute, May, 2007)

Yes
61.3%

Would you support or oppose a large-scale invasion of the Gaza Strip? (Ma'ariv, March 26-27, 2007)

Support
32%

Would you want Israel to renew its policy of pre-emptively killing terrorist leaders? (Ma'ariv, March 26-27, 2007)

Yes
28%

Would you support stepped-up peace negotiations? (Ma'ariv, March 26-27, 2007)

Yes
25%

Had you heard of the Arab peace plan before the Riyadh conference? (Peace Index, March 26-27, 2007)

Yes
63%

After hearing the main points of the Arab peace plan, do you believe it could constitute at least a basis for negotiations on a comprehensive peace? (Peace Index, March 26-27, 2007)

Yes
46%

Do you think the Olmert government currently lacks sufficient public support to enter negotiations on a comprehensive settlement? (Peace Index, March 26-27, 2007)

Yes
72%

Should the Government of Israel have day-to-day contacts with the Palestinian Unity Government?  [AL: "day-to-day" is not diplomatic negotiations]. (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, March 21, 2007)

Yes
52%
No
36%
Other
12%

Should Israel talk with the new Palestinian government made up of Hamas and Fatah? (Dahaf, March 2007)

Yes
39%
Yes, but only with Fatah ministers
17%

Is it possible to reach peace with the Palestinians? (INSS, March 2007)

Yes
31%
No
69%

Do you support the land for peace" formula? (INSS, March 2007)

Yes
28%
No
58%

Who won the Second Lebanon War? (INSS, March 2007)

Israel
24%
Hezbollah
24%
Neither
51%

Do you expect another war in the next three years? (INSS, March 2007)

Yes
76%
No
23%

What are the real goals of the Palestinians? (INSS, March 2007)

Destroy Israel and expel most of the Jews
42%
Destroy Israel
29%
Get the territory captured in '67
21%
Get part of the territory captured in '67
7%

Do you count on the IDF? (INSS, March 2007)

Yes
82%
No
17%

Is the Government capable to make the right decisions on security matters? (INSS, March 2007)

Yes
33%
No
66%

Do you support the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza? (National Security and Public Opinion Project, February-March 2007)

 
2007
2006
Support
55%
61%

Do you support the solution of "two states for two peoples?" (National Security and Public Opinion Project, February-March 2007)

 
2007
2006
Support
63%
70%

Has the establishment of the Palestinian national unity government increased or decreased the chances of reaching a peace settlement? (Peace Index, February 26-27, 2007)

Increased
25%
Decreased
55%
Other
20%

Do you believe it is possible to reach a settlement with a Hamas-Fatah government based on the principle of two states for two peoples? (Peace Index, February 26-27, 2007)

It is impossible
56%
It is possible
40%
Other
4%

Should Israel recognize a Palestinian unity government or talk with it as long as it has not recognized Israel and fulfilled the Quartet's conditions, especially in regard to fighting terror? (Peace Index, February 26-27, 2007)

No
83%

Do you believe the present situation is dangerous for Israel, and that it should make greater efforts than in the past to reach a political settlement? (Peace Index, February 26-27, 2007)

Yes
63%

Should Israel cooperate with the Palestinian unity government that is expected to form in accordance with an agreement signed in Mecca between Hamas and Abu Mazen (AL: aka Mahmoud Abbas)? (Israel Radio, February 14, 2007)

Yes
39.9%
No
51.7%
Other
8.4%

Should Israel get involved in any way in the struggle between Hamas and supporters of Abu Mazen?* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Yes
11%
No
84%
Don't know
5%

*Not exact wording of question

How does the internal Palestinian struggle affect Israel?* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

It is good for Israel
48%
It is bad for Israel
38%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe political contacts between the Israelis and the Palestinians will:* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Be renewed contacts
35%
Worsen
42%
Not change
12%
Do not know
11%

*Not exact wording of question

Should the first stage of the Roadmap by skipped (Palestinians fight terror before negotiations to set up sovereign state in temporary borders)? (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Midgam, January 12, 2007)

Yes
29%
No
64%
Undecided
7%

Do you think peace with the Palestinians can be reached without evacuating a majority of the Jewish settlements in the territories?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

I think or am sure that it is now impossible to reach peace with the Palestinians without evacuating a majority of Jewish settlements in the territories
59.5%
I am not sure or have no opinion
16%
I think or am sure that peace can be reached even without dismantling most of the settlements
24.5%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you support or oppose evacuating most of the Jewish settlements in the territories for a full peace agreement?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Support
34%
Oppose
53%
Other
13%

*Not exact wording of question

If most of the Jewish settlements in the territories were dismantled, do you think the Palestinians would sign a full peace agreement with Israel?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

No
68%

*Not exact wording of question

If they could, do you believe the Palestinians would destroy the State of Israel?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Yes
69.5%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you support or oppose Israel establishing contacts with the Palestinians such as the meeting Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert recently held with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas? (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Support
70%
Oppose
22%
Not sure
8%

Do you support or oppose Israel establishing contacts with Hamas leaders if the organization frees abducted soldier Gilad Shalit?(Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Support
58%
Oppose
37%
Not sure
55%

Do you support or oppose the gestures that Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert granted to Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas in their meeting? (Israel Radio, December 26, 2006)

Support
33%
Oppose
49%
Other
18%

Should Israel help Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) in his clash with Hamas? (Israel Radio’s “Its all Talk,” December 20, 2006 )

Yes
36.4%
No
50.8%
Other
12.8%

Do you prefer an interim settlement establishing a Palestinian state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip or a peace treaty that would resolve all issues, including refugees? (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11-16, 2006)

A peace treaty that would resolve all issues, including refugees
58%

Do you support or oppose the Quartet's Roadmap for Peace? (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11-16, 2006)

Support
60%

If it is necessary to release Fatah-Tanzim leader Marwan Barghouti and negotiate with him in order to reach an agreement, would you support or oppose the step? (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11-16, 2006)

Support
43%
Oppose
53%

Have you heard of the Arab League (Saudi) plan? (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11-16, 2006)

No
47%

After being briefed, do you support or oppose the Arab League (Saudi) plan?

 
Truman Center, December, 2006
Truman Center, June 2007
Oppose
69%
59%
Support
29%
36%

When framed along President Clinton's terms, do you support the Saudi Plan? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes
39%
No
52%

 

Do you support the cease-fire agreement in Gaza? (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11-16, 2006)

Support
59%

Do you expect:(Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11-16, 2006)

Negotiations will resume soon and armed confrontations will stop
6%
Negotiations will resume accompanied by some attacks
40%
Violence will continue and negotiations will not be renewed
52%

Do you support talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas on a final status settlement? (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11-16, 2006)

Support
68%

Do you believe that Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas and Prime Minister Olmert will be able to reach a final status settlement? (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11-16, 2006)

Yes
46%

Do you support negotiations with a Palestinian national unity government that includes Hamas? (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11-16, 2006)

Support
66%

Do you believe Israel should talk to a Hamas-led government that does not include Fatah if they are needed to reach an agreement? (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11-16, 2006)

Support
54%
Oppose
45%

Do you support or oppose a Jerusalem compromise in which the Arab neighbourhoods in Jerusalem including the old city and the Temple Mount will come under Palestinian sovereignty, the Jewish neighbourhoods including the Jewish Quarter and the Wailing Wall will come under Israeli sovereignty, East Jerusalem will become the capital of the Palestinian state and West Jerusalem the capital of Israel. (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 11-14, 2006)

  December 2006 June 2006
Support
38%
37%
Oppose
60%
60%

Do you support continuing the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip? (Israel Radio’s “Its all Talk,” December 6, 2006 )

Yes
63.4%
No
27.3%
Other
9.3%

Should Israel agree to extending the ceasefire to the West Bank? (Israel Radio’s “Its all Talk,” December 6, 2006 )

Yes
53.8%
No
34.6%
Other
11.6%

Do you support or oppose the plan of Prime Minister Olmert that includes: an arrangement in agreement with the Palestinians, based on foregoing extensive territory and the establishment of a Palestinian state with territorial contiguity in Judea and Samaria, in return for an end to terror and cancellation of the right to return? (Israel Radio’s “Its all Talk,” November 29, 2006 )

Support
47%
Oppose
41%
Other
12%

Do you support or oppose the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip? (Israel Radio, November 28, 2006)

Support
66%
Oppose
19%
Other
15%

Do you support a large scale military campaign in the Gaza Strip? (Israel Radio, November 14, 2006)

Support
51%
Oppose
22%
Other
27%

Do you have confidence in prime minister Ehud Olmert’s handling of the nuclear threat and the conflict with Iran? (Israel Radio, November 14, 2006)

Support
20%
Oppose
55%
Other
25%

Do you support or oppose a large scale military operation in the Gaza Strip? (Israel Radio, November 7, 2006)

Support
48%
Oppose
32%
Other
20%

Should Israel carry out negotiations with the Hamas-Fatah unity government? (Haaretz, September 21, 2006)

Yes
45%
No
46%
Don't know
9%

Should Israel carry out negotiations with the Hamas-Fatah unity government? (Haaretz, September 19, 2006)

Yes
45%
No
46%
Don't Know
9%

Do you agree or disagree with the assertion that the citizens of Israel should make a basic change in their relationship towards Arabs and Palestinians, and relate to them with considerably more hardness and not seek simple ways to resolve the Israeli-Arab conflict? (Maagar Mochot, September 17-22, 2006)

Agree
62%
Disagree
27%
Other
11%

What position do you identify more with: (Maagar Mochot, September 17-22, 2006)

Israel’s enemies don’t want peace with us
60%
Make peace with enemies
17%
Both to same extent
16%
Other
7%

Do you think the war in Lebanon strengthened or weakened the willingness of Palestinians to resort to armed resistance against Israel? (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, September 10, 2006)

Strengthened
59%
Weakened
12%
No effect
28%

What is best to do on the Palestinian front? (Yediot Ahronot, August 25, 2006)

Negotiate with Abu Mazen and Hamas
41%
Keep same as today
28%
Retake Gaza
16%
Unilateral evacuation of most settlements
9%

What should Israel do in the episode of the kidnapped soldier? (Yediot Ahronot, June 30, 2006)

Military operation
43%
Negotiate
53%
Don't know
4%

If it was clear that the MIA would be executed unless prisoners were released should Israel release prisoners? (Yediot Ahronot, June 30, 2006)

Yes
58%
No
35%
Don't know
7%

What grade do you give Olmert as prime minister? (Yediot Ahronot, June 30, 2006)

Good
53%
Bad
41%
Don't know
6%

Would it be right to kill the Palestinian Prime Minister Haniyeh? (Yediot Ahronot, June 30, 2006)

Yes
41%
No
51%
Don't know
8%

What is the main reason for the deteriorating situation in Gaza? (Yediot Ahronot, June 30, 2006)

Peretz's lack of experience
8%
The disengagement
19%
Israeli policies
22%
Rise of Hamas
43%
No reply
6%
Other replies
2%

Which policy do you prefer? (New Wave Research, May 31, 2006)

Negotiations with the Palestinian Authority with the aim of reaching a permanent status agreement
58.8%
Unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank
20%
Neither
15.2%
Don't know
6.1%

Do you support or oppose Israel conducting negotiations today with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas? (New Wave Research, May 31, 2006)

Support
68.2%
Oppose
26.7%
Don't know
5.1%

Do you support or oppose Israel conducting negotiations today with Hamas? (New Wave Research, May 31, 2006)

Support
26%
Oppose
68.8%
Don't know
5.2%

Would you support or oppose a proposal that entails Israel negotiating with Abbas as Chair of the PA, in the context of agreement with Hamas, with a national referendum being held in the PA on an agreement, if one is reached? (New Wave Research, May 31, 2006)

Support
49.1%
Oppose
38.7%
Don't know
12.2%

Would you support or oppose giving financial assistance to the PA if the Hamas government worked to end the Kassam rocket fire and attacks? (New Wave Research, May 31, 2006)

Support
46.4%
Oppose
48.4%
Don't know
5.2%

Do you believe that Israel will be able to achieve permanent borders that gain international recognition without reaching a permanent status agreement with the Palestinians? (New Wave Research, May 31, 2006)

Yes
31.2%
No
56%
Don't know
12.8%

Would you support or oppose U.S. President George Bush presenting a plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? (New Wave Research, May 31, 2006)

Support
53.8%
Oppose
36.1%
Don't know
10.1%

Are you for or against the flow of funds to the Hamas administration? (Maagar Mohot [ "Brain Trust”], May 12, 2006)

For
13%
Against
67%
Don't know
20%

Liklihood that Hamas will change its basic position and recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. (Peace Index, April 3-4, 2006)

Likely
70%
Not Likely
30%

Hamas will moderate its involvement in terror attacks. (Peace Index, April 3-4, 2006)

True
75%
Not True
25%

Israel should use the targeted-killings policy even against Hamas leaders who are serving in the Palestinian government. (Peace Index, April 3-4, 2006)

Yes
55%
No
33%
Don't Know
12%

Israel should not hold political negotiations with a Hamas-led Palestinian government. (Peace Index, April 3-4, 2006)

Agree
55%
Disagree
40%
Don't Know
5%

Should Israel act unilaterally to set its final borders (the convergence plan) or continue the existing situation and wait until conditions are ripe for renewing contacts? (Peace Index, April 3-4, 2006)

Maintain the status quo for now
44%
Act Unilaterally
41&
Don't Know
15%

Should the illegal outpost Amona have been evacuated? (Yediot Ahronot, February 1, 2006)

Yes
58%
No
34%

Who is responsible for the violence that broke out during the course of the evacuation [of the illegal outpost Amona]? (Yediot Ahronot, February 1, 2006)

Settlers
57%
Army/police
16%
Both sides
10%
Olmert/government
4%

Should measures be taken against the MKs who tied to prevent the evacuation? (Yediot Ahronot, February 1, 2006)

Yes
45%
No
55%

Why did Olmert order the evacuation? (Yediot Ahronot, February 1, 2006)

Supreme court decision
43%
Political gain
49%

How should Israel act in the wake of the Hamas victory? (Yediot Ahronot, February 1, 2006)

Break contact with the Palestinians
21%
Continue dialogue with the PA
23%
Wait and see how Hamas behaves
56%

Do you think that Hamas will end the terror and recognize Israel in the wake of their victory? (Yediot Ahronot, February 1, 2006)

Yes
37%
No
61%

Is the Government of Israel to blame for the Hamas victory? (Yediot Ahronot, February 1, 2006)

Yes
42%
No
52%

Should Israel transfer to the Palestinians the duty money that it collected on their behalf? (Yediot Ahronot, February 1, 2006)

Yes
27%
No
28%
Delay in the meantime
43%

Should Israel negotiate with Hamas [not the exact question or answer wording]? (Maariv, January 27, 2006)

Yes, if the group renounces its determination to destroy Israel
40%
Yes, with no conditions attached based on the "road map" peace plan.
27%
No, Israel should cut off all contacts with the Palestinians, freeze negotiations and resume targeted killings of Hamas leaders
29%

Should Israel negotiate with Hamas [not the exact question or answer wording]? (Yediot Ahronot, January 27, 2006)

Yes
48%
No
43%

In light of Hamas's victory in the Palestinian elections, is there a need, in your view, to change the date of the Israeli elections until the situation is clearer? (Peace Index, January, 2006)

There is no need
86%
There is a need
9%
Don't Know
5%

Hamas's victory constitutes an existential danger to the state of Israel. (Peace Index, January, 2006)

Agree
55%
Disagree
38%
Don't Know
7%

Negotiations between Israel and a Hamas-led government could lead to a lasting peace agreement. (Peace Index, January, 2006)

Agree
12%
Disagree
83%
Don't Know
5%

Hamas will now moderate its involvement in terror attacks against Israel. (Peace Index, January, 2006)

Agree
46%
Disagree
45%
Don't Know
9%

Israel should determine its fate and its borders on its own by rapidly completing the building of the separation fence. (Peace Index, January, 2006)

Agree
75.5%
Disagree
18%
Don't Know
6.5%

Israel should or should not transfer to the PA the tax revenues it collects for it, as it has done so far. (Peace Index, January, 2006)

Should
22%
Should Not
69%
Don't Know
9%

In the context of a peace agreement, Israel must not give the Palestinians the territories that topographically dominate Ben-Gurion airport. (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs's Defensible Borders Project, December 30, 2005)

Agree
97%
Disagree
3%

As part of a peace agreement with the Palestinians, Israel should be willing to pass the Temple Mount to international control, as long as it maintains control of the Western Wall. . (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs's Defensible Borders Project, December 30, 2005)

Agree
53%
Disagree
47%

Do you believe a peace accord with the Palestinians is possible? [not the exact question or answer wording] (Geneva Institute , December 2005)

August 2005
December 2005
Yes
42%
46%

Do you support the Geneva Accord? [not the exact question or answer wording] (Geneva Institute , December 2005)

December 2004
December 2005
Yes
26%
30%

Should the next Israeli government [not the exact question or answer wording] (Geneva Institute , December 2005)

Negotiate for a permanent agreement with the Palestinian Authority
62%
Implement another unilateral pullout
15%
Neither
18%

Do you think that Israel should continue in the coming years to evacuate additional communities in Judea and Samaria or the disengagement was enough and no more communities should be evacuated until the final agreement? (Maariv, October 14, 2005)

Continue evacuating
28%
No more evacuations
68%

Do you support the Government decision to release 400 Palestinians terrorists who do not have “blood on their hands?” (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, June 1, 2005)

Yes
34.8%
No
47.1%
Other
18.1%

What do you think is the main reason that Egypt has volunteered to act against the smuggling of weapons to the areas of the Gaza Strip? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, June 1, 2005)

Improve Egypt's stand in the Arab world
11.0%
Weaken Israel by ignoring weapons that are smuggled in order to be used against Israel
39.1%
Stop the strengthening of the Palestinians that may also threaten the Egyptian regime
15.8%
Don't know
34.1%

If you could reach an ideal solution at the push of a button to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute what would you choose? (Yediot Ahronot, May 11, 2005)

Expel the Arabs
20.2%
Peace with dialogue
18.9%
Two separate states
11.9%
There is no ideal solution
10.4%
Other
38.6%

In light of the Bush-Sharon meeting, do you think that the president of the United States supports or opposes the annexation of the large settlement blocs, including Maaleh Adumim and Ariel? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, April 13, 2005)

Supports
28.8%
Oppose
32.5%
Other
38.7%

Opponents of the disengagement maintain that Prime Minster Sharon has effectively conceded the large settlement blocs. Do you agree? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, April 13, 2005)

Yes
29.4%
No
56.3%
Other
14.3%

Does Abu Mazen want to disarm the terror organizations? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, April 13, 2005)

Yes
21.6%
No
45.5%
Other
32.9%

Can Abu Mazen disarm the terror organizations? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, April 13, 2005)

Yes
28.5%
No
51.8%
Other
18.7%

Are you for or against continuing construction in the Israeli settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria, for example in Maaleh Adumim? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, April 6, 2005)

For
49%
Against
44%
Other
7%

What do you think should be done with the illegal outposts in the territories? (Teleseker - for Maariv, March 18, 2005)

Immediately evacuate
40%
Evacuate after disengagement
31%
Don't evacuate
20%

The prime minister declared this week in the wake of the shooting of soldiers near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron that Jews will continue to live in Hebron. In our opinion, will the prime minister remain loyal to his declaration? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, March 9, 2005)

Yes
33%
No
46%
Other
21%

Do you support or oppose transferring security responsibility for Jericho and Tulkarem to the Palestinians? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, March 9, 2005)

For
60%
Against
29%
Other
11%

Sharon spoke before the elections about "painful concessions". Did you understand that this meant removing settlements? (Yediot Ahronot, March 4, 2005)

Yes
62%
No
27%

If the disengagement succeeds will Sharon evacuate more settlements? (Yediot Ahronot, March 4, 2005)

Yes
71%
No
19%

In light of the Sharm el-Sheikh Summit yesterday, did the intifada end? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, February 10, 2005)

Yes
10%
No
66%
Other
24%

After the Sharm el-Sheikh Summit do you support or oppose the release of Palestinians "with blood on their hands" within the framework of advancing the diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinians? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, February 10, 2005)

For
21%
Against
71%
Other
8%

The Labor Party entered the coalition a month ago. Did the Labor Party have an impact on the Government? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, February 10, 2005)

Yes
31%
No
49%
Other
20%

Should Palestinian prisoners, including those who murdered Israelis ("blood on their hands") be released? (Yediot Ahronot, February 8, 2005)

Can release those with blood on their hands if they are old or sick
21%
Release prisoners, not those with blood on their hands
46%
Don't release anyone
31%

Is Israel on the way to a period of security calm? (Yediot Ahronot, February 8, 2005)

Considerably optimistic
48%
Very optimistic
13%
Very pessimistic
14%
Considerably pessimistic
23%

Abu Mazen declared that he intends to bring an end to the attacks. Do you believe him? (Yediot Ahronot, February 8, 2005)

Tend to
36%
Believe him
24%
No
27%
Tend not to
10%

Do you support or oppose transferring responsibility for security in the cities of Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, February 2, 2005)

Yes
46.3%
No
44.4%
Other
9.3%

Do you think that the Palestinian terror organizations will exploit the current "hudna" period to arm and organize against Israel? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, January 26, 2005)

Yes
70%
No
15%
Other
15%

Should Israel restrain itself or respond to fire from the Gaza Strip as long as Abu Mazen acts to achieve quiet? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, January 26, 2005)

Restraint
38%
Respond
56%
Other
6%

Are you for or against the upcoming meeting between Ariel Sharon and Abu Mazen? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, January 26, 2005)

For
79%
Against
14%
Other
7%

Do you think that the Palestinian terror organizations will exploit the current "hudna" period to arm and organize against Israel? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, January 26, 2005)

Yes
70%
No
15%
Other
15%

Should Israel give Abu Mazen a chance to handle the security situation in Gaza before the IDF launches a military campaign? (Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning" program, January 20, 2005)

Yes
70%
No
25%
Other
5%

Do you think that Abu Mazen really wants to bring calm to Gaza? (Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning" program, January 20, 2005)

Yes
58%
No
28%
Other
14%

Do you think that Abu Mazen really can bring calm to Gaza? (Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning" program, January 20, 2005)

Yes
31%
No
51%
Other
18%

Do you think that Israel has today abandoned the residents of Sderot? (Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning" program, January 20, 2005)

Yes
37%
No
47%
Other
16%

Do you support or oppose the decision to suspend contacts with Abu Mazen? [asked before it was announced that contacts are taking place between the IDF and PA security officials or that various members of the Labor Party - including government ministers - are talking with Abu Mazen] (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, January 19, 2004)

Support
51.8%
Oppose
42.3%
No position
5.9%

Can Abu Mazen stop the terror? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, January 19, 2004)

Yes
43.7%
No
43.6%
Don't know
12.7%

Should the government order the IDF to launch a broad military operation in order to control the entire Gaza Strip now? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, January 19, 2004)

Yes
33.5%
No
54.7%
Don't know
11.8%

In light of the situation, should the disengagement from the Gaza Strip be advanced? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, January 19, 2004)

Yes
45.5%
No
47.6%
Don't know
6.8%

In light of the firing on Sderot, do you think that the government leadership treats firing on Sderot the same way that it relates to firing on communities beyond the Green Line? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, January 19, 2004)

Same
51.8%
Sderot more serious
24.9%
Beyond Green Line more serious
19.1%
Don't know
4.2%

Should Israel renew peace negotiations with the Palestinians? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, December 8, 2004)

Yes
84%
No
14%
Other
2%

From Israel's standpoint is Abu Mazen trustworthy? (Dahaf - for Yediot Ahronot, November 19, 2004)

Yes
44%
No
46%

Is there a reasonable chance of reaching an agreement with the new Palestinian leadership? (Dahaf - for Yediot Ahronot, November 19, 2004)

Yes
59%
No
39%

Will the new Palestinian leadership fight terror? (Dahaf - for Yediot Ahronot, November 19, 2004)

Yes
31%
No
66%

Should Barghouti be released from prison in order to be able to run in the Palestinian elections? (Dahaf - for Yediot Ahronot, November 19, 2004)

Yes
16%
No
81%

After the death of Yasser Arafat will the volume of Palestinian terror attacks against Israel increase, decrease or remain the same? (Israel Television, November 11, 2004)

Increase
13%
Same
47%
Decrease
18%
Other
11%

After the death of Yasser Arafat will the chances of advancing the peace process with the Palestinians increase, decrease or remain the same? (Israel Television, November 11, 2004)

Increase
54%
Same
28%
Decrease
7%
Other
11%

In light of the death of Arafat, do you expect the disengagement plan will be carried out according the plan's current framework? (Israel Television, November 11, 2004)

Increase
52%
Same
29%
Other
19%

After Yasser Arafat leaves the international arena, will the chances of reaching a diplomatic arrangement with the Palestinians increase, decline or remain the same? (Israel Radio, October 2004)

Increase
42%
Same
28%
Decline
16%
Other
14%

Do you support the Prime Minister Sharon's unilateral separation plan as presented at the Herzliya Conference? (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

Total:

Yes
59%
No
22%

Vote Likud:

Yes
41%
No
38%

Does Sharon intend to implement the unilateral separation plan? (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

Doesn't intend to
42%
Within 2-3 years
17%
Within 1-2 years
15%
Within months
10%

Should the Migron outpost be evacuated? (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

Yes
54%
No
31%

Would the evacuation of the Migron outpost lead the right wing parties to leave the Government? (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

Yes
21%
No
57%

Vote NRP/National Union

Yes
68%

Should the right wing parties leave the Government if the Migron outpost is evacuated? (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

Yes
31%
No
57%

Vote NRP/National Union

Yes
85%

Do you want the Labor Party to join in a national unity government headed by Sharon if the right wing parties leave in the wake of the evacuation of the Migron outpost? (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

No
55%

Vote Labor/Shinui

Yes
39%
No
40%

Do you support or oppose the American position that Israel is moving too slowly in evacuating the unauthorized outposts? (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

Support
31%
Oppose
41%

Do you support the Government's budget being brought to the Knesset for approval next week? (IMRA: Asked before Treasury Secretary Netanyahu pulled it when he felt too many changes were being put into it in the Knesset): (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

Yes
20%
No
41%

Do you support the Treasury minister's plan to privatize Bank Discount and Bank Leumi by distributing options to the public? (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

Yes
32%
No
26%
Don't know
42%

Do you support or oppose the letter of the reserve soldiers from Sayeret Matkal (IMRA: 13 soldiers, of which 8 actually do reserve duty) refusing to serve (in the territories)? (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

Oppose
61%

Vote Labor/Shinui:

Oppose
61%

Is the phenomenon of refusing to serve, in general, dangerous to Israeli society? (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

Yes
31%
No
55%

Did the Knesset Committee make a mistake in not removing immunity from two Likud MKs suspected of crimes this week? (IMRA: MK's who voted twice in a marathon round of voting): (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

Yes, Mistake
62%
No
12%

In the wake of the release of the Israelis kidnapped in Columbia do you consider visiting Columbia in the future? (Israel Radio, December 24, 2003)

No
71%

Do you believe God wants Jews to fight Muslims? [Do you believe Allah wants Muslims to fight Jews?] (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
[Israeli Arabs]
[Palestinians]
Yes
12%
[31%]
[31%]
No
64%
[52%]
[47%]
Don't Know
18%
[15%]
[22%]
Don't Believe in God / [Allah]
7%
[2%]
[--]

First, in your opinion, which nation or people is the single greatest threat to WORLD peace? I need you to pick only one nation or people you think is the single greatest threat to WORLD peace. (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Iran
52%
3%
1%
Palestinians
8%
5%
1%
Iraq
7%
1%
1%
Moslems in General
6%
--
--
United States
4%
40%
36%
Syria
3%
--
--
Saudi Arabia
3%
--
1%
North Korea
3%
--
1%
Israel
2%
26%
51%
All Arab Countries
2%
--
--
China
1%
1%
1%
Other
4%
4%
2%
Don't Know/Refused
9%
22%
7%

Now think towards the future. When your children are your age, do you think there will be peace between Israelis and Palestinians? (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Definitely
4%
18%
3%
Probably
18%
31%
21%
Possibly
18%
15%
16%
Probably not
21%
10%
15%
Definitely Not
36%
26%
37%
Don't Know
3%
2%
8%

The Palestinians have a right to a Palestinian state. [JEWS HAVE A RIGHT TO A JEWISH STATE] (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Strongly agree
28%
[37%]
[19%]
Somewhat agree
39%
[32%]
[31%]
Somewhat disagree
8%
[9%]
[5%]
Strongly disagree
24%
[19%]
[33%]
Don't know
2%
[4%]
[12%]

What is your opinion of the current “Roadmap” for peace? Do you …? If you are unfamiliar with the roadmap, just say so. (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Strongly support
8%
27%
7%
Somewhat support
35%
31%
25%
Somewhat oppose
15%
10%
20%
Strongly oppose
15%
19%
32%
Familiar with the road map but don't have an opinion
7%
5%
7%
Unfamiliar with the road map
21%
10%
10%

When Palestinian leaders refer to "occupied territories," do you think they mean ___. (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
All of the West Bank and Gaza Strip
17%
64%
48%
All of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Israel
78%
25%
37%
Something Else
5%
11%
15%

The goal of Israeli policy should be to control all of Judea and Samaria. [The goal of a Palestinian policy should be a Palestinian state that includes Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem.] (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Strongly agree
29%
[15%]
[21%]
Somewhat agree
19%
[17%]
[18%]
Somewhat disagree
22%
[14%]
[25%]
Strongly disagree
27%
[49%]
[27%]
Don't know
5%
[6%]
[9%]

Do you believe the final Israeli boundaries should be all of Judea and Samaria as described in the bible? (PORI, September 2003) (If yes…) Should Israel go to war against the Palestinians to achieve these boundaries?

[Do you believe the final Palestinian boundaries should include Jaffa, Haifa and all of Jerusalem? (PORI, September 2003) (If yes …) Should the Palestinians go to war against Israel to achieve these final boundaries?] (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Yes/Should Go to War
18%
[20%]
[25%]
Yes/Should Not Go to War
22%
[10%]
[18%]
No
55%
[64%]
[33%]
Don't Know
5%
[7%]
[24%]

If the Palestinians were to stop the terrorist attacks and give up the right of return, should Israel withdraw from all the territories, including East Jerusalem, and grant them statehood? (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Yes
38%
--
--
No
57%
--
--
Don't Know
4%
--
--

[If Israel were to leave all the territories, including East Jerusalem, and grant statehood to the Palestinians, should Palestinians give up the right of return?] (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
[Israeli Arabs]
[Palestinians]
Yes
--
[26%]
[11%]
No
--
[65%]
[80%]
Don't Know
--
[10%]
[9%]

[And if Israel were to leave all territories, including East Jerusalem, and grant statehood to the Palestinians, should Hamas and Islamic Jihad give up their armed struggle against Israel?] (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Yes
--
[83%]
[26%]
No
--
[13%]
[59%}
Don't Know
--
[5%]
[16%]

How would you feel if a future Palestinian state were to be governed by Sha'riah law? (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Very favorable
2%
32%
33%
Somewhat favorable
5%
25%
36%
Somewhat unfavorable
16%
10%
22%
Don't Know/Refused
11%
7%
7%

And what should happen to Yassir Arafat now? (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Israel should exile him
24%
4%
1%
He is the only legitimate Palestinian leader and should be totally free to lead
6%
58%
55%
He is a legitimate leader but Palestinians should replace him with a better leader
45%
31%
23%
Israel should kill him
20%
--
--
Don't know
5%
7%
21%

Which of the following is most important to you? (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Peace
47%
53%
23%
Freedom
20%
21%
29%
* Death through Kiddush Hashem / **[Shahada]
4%
[5%]
[23%]
Your Homeland
25%
21%
24%
Don't know
4%
1%
3%

*Martyrdom, dying defending one's religion or people (PORI, September 2003) **Death For Allah

Are you in favor or against the current renewal of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on the basis of the Road Map? (World Economic Forum, June 22, 2003)

Israeli Poll Palestinian Poll  
33.1 19.1 Strongly in favor
32.6 16.7 Somewhat in favor
10.7 13.9 Somewhat against
18.0 24.4 Strongly against
5.6 5.9 Don't know
65.7 55.8 Total in favor
28.7 38.3 Total against

Do you believe or not that both Israelis and Palestinians have the right to live in peace and security? (World Economic Forum, June 22, 2003)

Israeli Poll Palestinian Poll  
75.1 68.4 Yes
23.2 23.4 No
1.8 8.2 Don't Know

Which of the following is / are the most influential actor, in you view, in bringing peace to the region? And which of them is/are the second most influential? (World Economic Forum, June 22, 2003)

1st 2nd Total mentioned  
45.3 29.5 74.8 USA
6.8 11.1 17.9 European Union
21.4 27.6 49.0 Political leaders from the region
20.3 22.9 43.2 The people themselves
6.2 6.2 6.2 Don't know

Should Israel accelerate its efforts to achieve a peace arrangement with the Palestinians, declare all aout war on the Palestinian Authority or keep the situation as it is now? (Gallup, November 9, 2001)

Accelerate efforts 53%
All out war 26%
Keep situation as is 14%
Don't Know 7%

Do you believe that Prime Minsiter Ariel Sharon will succeed in bringing about an end to Palestinian terror activities? (Gallup, November 9, 2001)

Yes
31%
No
64%
Don't Know
5%

There is a proposal under which there is unilateral separation from the Palestinians and Israel will unilaterally withdraw from the territories in the West Bank and Gaza without signing a diplomatic agreement. Within the framework of this separation, some of the settlements will be disbanded. Likewise, a physical barrier will be set up to separate between Israel and the Palestinian areas. Do you support or oppose such a proposal? (Gallup, November 9, 2001)

Support 53%
All out war 41%
Don't Know 6%

There is another proposal, according to which Israel will sign with the Palestinians on a diplomatic agreement. Within the framework of this agreement, an independent Palestinian state will be established in Gaza, Israel will withdraw from the Gaza Strip and all the settlements located there will be taken apart. As for the future of the West Bank and the rest of the controversial matters, there will be separate negotiations betwen Israel and the Palestinian state. Do you support or oppose such proposals? (Gallup, November 9, 2001)

Support 50%
All out war 44%
Don't Know 6%


Do you support or oppose the creation of an independent Palestinian state next to Israel? (Gallup/Ma'ariv, 4/00)

Support 51%
Oppose 43%
Don't Know 6%

 

 

 

Do you think that in the coming year an independent Palestinian state will be established next to Israel? (Gallup/Ma'ariv, 4/00)

Yes 51%
No 34%
Don't Know 15%

 

 

 


For each of the following activities, to what extent is it justified or not justified to carry out these activities in order to prevent the return of areas of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, within the framework of a peace agreement with the Palestinians? (Shvakim-Panorama, October 26-27, 1997)

A. Participate in legal demonstrations against this policy?

Justified
81%
Not justified
19%

 

 

 

B. Participate in demonstrations which include blocking intersections, burning tires, etc.?

Justified
25.4%
Not justified
74.6%

 

 

 

C. Reach physical conflict with security forces in order to prevent this policy?

Justified
1.2%
Not justified
98.8%

 

 

 

D. To threaten political leaders in order to prevent this policy?

Justified
2%
Not justified
98%

 

 

 

E. To use arms in order to hurt political leaders returning land in Judea, Samaria and Gaza?

Justified
1.6%
Not justified
98.4%