Israeli Opinion Regarding Peace with the Palestinians

(2007)


Israeli Opinion Regarding Peace with the Palestinians Table of Contents

See also: Polls on Unilateral Measures

Do you support the targeted killings of those who fire Qassam rockets into Israel? (Peace Index, December 2007)

Yes
81%
No
11.5%

Do you support or oppose Israel reaching understandings with Hamas on stopping the rocket fire in return for stopping the targeted killings and military operations in Gaza? (Peace Index, December 2007)

Oppose
61%
Support
31.5%

Should Israel uphold its undertakings at the Annapolis conference on a settlement freeze? (Peace Index, December 2007)

Yes
51%
No
43%

Should Israel uphold its undertakings at the Annapolis conference to remove illegal outposts? (Peace Index, December 2007)

Yes
53%
No
37%

What would you prefer the government of Israel do today: reinforce the communities around Gaza our carry out a ground operation in the Gaza Strip? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute for Israel Radio's "It's All Talk," December 19, 2007)

Reinforce communities
25%
Ground operation
32%
Both
26%
Other replies
17%

Will a ground operation in the Gaza Strip solve the problem of Qassam rockets? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute for Israel Radio's "It's All Talk," December 19, 2007)

No
46%
Yes
37%
Other replies
17%

Should Israel depose the Hamas government in Gaza by military force? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute for Israel Radio's "It's All Talk," December 19, 2007)

Yes
62%
No
26%
Other replies
12%

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 a (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 those asked whether or not Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could achieve a public mandate allowing him to change Jerusalem's status as part of a permanent peace agreement with the Palestinians... (Dr. Mina Tzemach and the Dahaf Institute, October 14, 2007)

Would support such a move if 80% of the ministers were behind it
52%
Would support the move should a referendum be held
22%
Would support the move as is
10%
Would object to the move
7%

Should Israel compromise Jerusalem's statues as part of any future peace agreement? (Dr. Mina Tzemach and the Dahaf Institute, October 14, 2007)

Jerusalem should not be included in a peace agreement
63%
Jerusalem should be included in a peace agreement
21%
Agree only in the motion was carried out by referendum
16%

Should Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem be handed over to the Palestinian Authority? (Dr. Mina Tzemach and the Dahaf Institute, October 14, 2007)

Yes
20%
No
68%
Yes only if a referendum supported the idea
11%

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%

 

517 Israelis were surveyed for the following poll: (Dahaf, June 1, 2007)

Israel should talk with the new Palestinian government made up on Hamas and Fatah
39%
Israel should only engage Fatah Cabinet members
17%

 

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%

 


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