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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion Regarding Peace with the Palestinians

(2010)


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Now that a month has passed since the beginning of the direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, do you support or oppose their continuation? (Truman/PCPSR, October 2010)

Definitely support
28.1%
Support
51.9%
Oppose
9.0%
Definitely oppose
5.6%
DK/NA
5.4%

What should Israel do in case the Palestinians withdraw from direct negotiations? (Truman/PCPSR, October 2010)

Change the policy which instigated Palestinian withdrawal from the talks
25.2%
Leave the problem to the Americans to take care of
23.7%
Respond by a similar threat to withdraw in response to counter productive Palestinian steps
35.2%
DK/NA
16.0%

Which side is in greater need of success in the direct negotiations - the Palestinians or the Israelis? (Truman/PCPSR, October 2010)

Palestinians
16.5%
Both sides are of equal need for success
49.6%
Israel
30.4%
DK/NA
3.5%

In your opinion, what are the chances that the negotiations will succeed and will yield an agreement? (Truman/PCPSR, October 2010)

Very high chances
0.2%
High chances
4.8%
Medium chances
24.6%
Low chances
30.6%
Very low chances
37.7%
DK/NA
2.1%

If in order to reach a compromise agreement with the Palestinians, Israel will have to negotiate with the Hamas government - in your opinion, should Israel do it or not? (Truman/PCPSR, October 2010)

Should negotiate
45.7%
Should not negotiate
49.6%
DK/NA
4.6%

Do you support or oppose the decision to remove the closure of Gaza? (Truman/PCPSR, October 2010)

Support
27.9%
Oppose
62.5%
DK/NA
9.6%

Now, over 40 years after the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, what in your view are the chances for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state next to the state of Israel in the next five years? (Truman/PCPSR, October 2010)

Non-existent
22.5%
Low
37.1%
Medium
25.2%
High
9.4%
DK/NA
5.8%

In your opinion is it possible or impossible to reach these days a final status settlement with the Palestinians? (Truman/PCPSR, October 2010)

Possible
40.3%
Impossible
53.3%
DK/NA
6.3%

In negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians over a permanent settlement, a compromise proposal came up on the the table for:
-A settlement agreement that will be based on mutual recognition of Palestine and Israel as the homelands of their respective peoples, and will mark the end of the conflict.
-As part of the settlement, a demilitarized Palestinian state will be established in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, except for several large blocs of settlements which will be annexed to Israel and will not exceed 3% of the West Bank.
-The Palestinians will receive in return territory of a similar size.
-There will be security arrangements, including two early warning stations in the West Bank and a multinational force will monitor the implementation of the agreement.
-The Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem including the Temple Mount will come under Palestinian sovereignty. The Jewish neighborhoods, including the Western Wall will come under Israeli sovereignty.
-Return of refugees will be restricted at the discretion of Israel, and the refugees will be entitled to compensation.
To what extent do you support or oppose such a permanent settlement, when you consider all features together as one combined package?
(Truman Institute/PCPSR)

Definitely support
10.4%
Support
31.0%
Oppose
25.2%
Definitely oppose
19.4%
DK/NA
14.0%

There is a proposal that after the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and the settlement of all issues in dispute, including the refugees and Jerusalem issues, there will be a mutual recognition of Israel as the Jewish state and Palestine as the state of the Palestinian people. Do you agree or disagree with this proposal? (Truman Institute/PCPSR)

Agree
64.7%
Disagree
24.2%
DK/NA
11.2%

According to the Saudi plan, Israel will retreat from all territories occupied in 1967 including Gaza, the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, and a Palestinian state will be established. The refugees problem will be resolved through negotiations in a just and agreed-upon manner and in accordance with UN resolution 194 which allows return of refugees to Israel and compensation. In return, all Arab states will recognize Israel and its right to secure borders, will sign peace treaties with her and establish normal diplomatic relations. Do you support or oppose this plan? (Truman Institute/PCPSR)

 
March 2009
June 2009
August 2009
December 2009
October 2010
Support
33%
36%
40%
36%
24.4%
Oppose
64%
56%
54%
57%
63.3%

Do you support or oppose US President Barack Obama imposing a plan diving Jerusalem and removing the Jordan Valley from Israeli control? (IMRA, April 2010)

Support
9%
Oppose
91%

Follow up: Is it proper or improper for Obama to force such a plan on the two sides? (IMRA, April 2010)

Proper
19%
Improper
81%

If Jerusalem were divided, with Jewish neighborhoods remaining part of Israel and Arab neighborhoods becoming a part of a Palestinian state, would it create enduring peace or enduring conflict? (IMRA, April 2010)

Enduring peace
16%
Enduring conflict
84%

If Jerusalem were divided, with Jewish neighborhoods remaining part of Israel and Arab neighborhoods becoming a part of a Palestinian state, would it create enduring peace or enduring conflict? (IMRA, April 2010)

Enduring peace
16%
Enduring conflict
84%

 


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