Israeli Opinion Regarding
Peace with the Palestinians

(2011)


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Will a peace treaty be signed with the Palestinians? (Peace Index, December 14, 2011)

such a treaty would improve the Arab world's attitudes toward Israel
~33%
the Arab world would remain hostile to Israel even if a treaty were signed
63%

What should Israel do? (Peace Index, December 14, 2011)

Think that in the present state of affairs Israel should make special efforts to renew the negotiations with the Palestinians
61%

How is the Netanyahu government functioning vis-a-vis negotiations with the Palestinians? (Peace Index, December 14, 2011)

moderately well
40%
very well
14%

(Peace Index, December 14, 2011)

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni did not act properly when she met recently with Mahmoud Abbas
58%

What is your position on holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly in favor
31.6%
30.5%
37.8%
Moderately in favor
39%
39.8%
34.4%
Moderately opposed
15.4%
15.5%
14.4%
Strongly opposed
10.1%
9.5%
13.3%
Don't know/refuse to answer
3.9%
4.7%
37.8%

Do you believe or not believe that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace between Israel and the Palestinians in the coming years? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly believe
5.7%
4.8%
11.1%
Moderately believe
26.5%
26.6%
25.6%
Moderately don't believe
32.1%
33.2%
25.6%
Don't believe at all
33.4%
33%
35.6%
Don't know/refuse to answer
2.4%
2.4%
2.2%

Are you for a withdrawal to the '67 borders while keeping settlement blocs? [note: the average Israeli does not realize that '67 border means without east Jerusalem] (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

Yes
40%
No
55%

Is there a chance to reach peace with the Palestinians? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

No
54%
Small
23%
Good
23%

In return for a peace agreement with the Palestinians should we return to the '67 lines? [Note: Not all Israelis know that this means giving up eastern Jerusalem unless specified in the question] (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Must not do it
58.1%
Hold onto settlement blocks
24.2%
On condition they forfeit right of return
12.6%
the occupation is immoral
5.2%

Did the application of the Palestinians to the UN distance the chance for peace? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Damaged chances for peace
55%
Didn't hurt
45%

Do you support or oppose the formula of 1967 borders with land swaps as a basis for an agreement with the Palestinians? (Geocartographia Institute, May 2011)

Support
27%
Oppose
61%

What is your position on holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority? (Peace Index, May 2011)

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Strongly in favor
32.2%
27.5%
59.0%
Moderately in favor
34.9%
36.7%
24.5%
Moderately opposed
16.7%
17.6%
12.1%
Strongly opposed
13.5%
15.2%
3.3%
Don't know/Refused to answer
2.7%
3.0%
4.4%

What is your position on holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority? (Peace Index, June 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly in favor
32.2%
32.5%
31.1%
Moderately in favor
39.0%
39.2%
37.8%
Moderately opposed
12.8%
11.9%
17.8%
Strongly opposed
13.2%
13.1%
13.3%
Don't know/Refused to answer
2.7%
3.2%

Do you believe or not believe that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace between Israel and the Palestinians in the coming years? (Peace Index, May 2011)

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Believe (strongly or moderately)
30.4%
26.5%
52.3%
Don't believe (strongly or moderately)
69.2%
73.0%
47.7%
Don't know/Refused to answer
0.3%
0.4%
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Do you believe or not believe that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace between Israel and the Palestinians in the coming years? (Peace Index, June 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly believe
7.6%
4.6%
20.0%
Moderately believe
24.5%
21.9%
32.3%
Moderately don't believe
31.7%
29.4%
17.8%
Don't believe at all
34.4%
43.6%
29.9%
Don't know/Refused to answer
1.7%
0.4%

To what extent to you believe that there is a real chance to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the next two or three years based on the principle of two states for two peoples? (Peace Index, June 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly believe
4.8%
4.6%
5.6%
Moderately believe
21.3%
20.7%
24.4%
Moderately don't believe
34.3%
33.7%
37.8%
Don't believe at all
38.1%
39.3%
31.1%
Don't know/Refused to answer
1.6%
1.6%
1.1%

And in the next ten years, to what extent do you believe or not believe that there is a real chance to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on the principle of two states for two peoples? (Peace Index, June 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly believe
8.0%
7.5%
11.1%
Moderately believe
35.2%
35.4%
34.4%
Moderately don't believe
27.1%
25.4%
36.7%
Don't believe at all
23.7%
25.5%
13.3%
Don't know/Refused to answer
5.9%
6.2%
4.4%

Among the possibilities, what in your opinion is the main description that describes the current conflict between Israel and the Palestinians? (Peace Index, June 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Mainly a political conflict
13.7%
13.0%
17.8%
Mainly a religious conflict
13.0%
14.1%
6.7%
Mainly a territorial conflict
22.4%
20.1%
35.6%
All three to the same extent
45.1%
47.4%
32.2%
None of them
2.6%
1.9%
6.7%
Don't know/Refused to answer
3.2%
3.5%
1.1%

 

It emerged from Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to the Knesset that Israel will insist on retaining the large settlement blocs in the West Bank and would be prepared to evacuate the rest of the settlements in the West Bank and Jordan Valley. What is your view of Netanyahu's position on this matter? (Peace Index, May 2011)

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
This position is not sufficient to advance the peace process
23.6%
17.0%
61.0%
The position is appropriate
31.8%
33.1%
24.5%
The position is too conciliatory and dangerous to Israel
36.5%
41.3%
8.9%
Don't know/Refused to answer
8.0%
8.5%
5.6%

In your opinion, will the Palestinian leadership try to prevent or, alternatively, encourage the outbreak of a third intifada in the event that an independent Palestinian state is declared? (Peace Index, May 2011)

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
The Palestinian leadership will try to prevent it
36.1%
33.7%
49.9%
The Palestinian leadership will encourage it
56.1%
58.2%
44.5%
Don't know/Refused to answer
7.7%
8.1%
5.6%

Would you agree to international control of the holy places within the framework of a peace agreement? (Geocartography Knowledge Group, May 2011)

Yes
21%
No
73%
Don't know
6%

Would you oppose or support having part of Jerusalem part of a Palestinian state? (Geocartography Knowledge Group, May 2011)

Oppose any part
66%
Support some Arab neighborhoods
23%

Should construction be frozen in Jerusalem neighborhoods beyond the 1967 lines? (Geocartography Knowledge Group, May 2011)

Build
67%
Freeze
23%
Don't know
10%

Do you support or oppose a deal according to which hundreds of terrorists would be released in exchange for Gilad Shalit? (Dahaf, May 2011)

Support
58%
Oppose
29%

(Independent Media Review Analysis, September 2011)

Think the Palestinians' aspirations in the long run are to conquer the State of Israel and destroy much of the Jewish population in Israel
38%
Think the Palestinians' aspirations in the long run are to conquer the State of Israel
20%
Think the aspirations of the Palestinians are to regain some or all of the territories conquered in 1967
37%

Regarding the Palestinian United Nations bid for statehood (Independent Media Review Analysis, September 2011)

Believe that if Palestinians appeal for the recognition of the UN, Israel should... take diplomatic measures to prevent such a step
57%
support such a step
20%
threaten to annex the Palestinian Authority territories
13%

If indeed the UN recognizes a Palestinian state...(Independent Media Review Analysis, September 2011)

Israel should accept the decision
69%
--> and start negotiations with the Palestinians about its implementation
34%
--> but not allow any change on the ground by the Palestinians
35%
Israel should oppose the decision
27%
--> and intensify the construction in the settlements
16%
--> and annex the PA territory to Israel
7%
--> and invade the PA and use force in order to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state
4%

What do you think the Palestinians will do if the UN recognizes a Palestinian state? (Independent Media Review Analysis, September 2011)

resume the Intifada including armed confrontations
46%
start non-violent resistance such as peaceful demonstrations
31%
resume negotiations
16%

 

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See also:
Joint Israeli-Palestinian Poll on 2011 Palestinian UN Statehood Bid
Polls on Unilateral Measures