One of the issues of tension between the United States and Israel has been its construction of Israeli settlements in the territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 war. These settlements are considered illegal by most of the international community and have been opposed by every US administration, both Republican and Democratic. The Israeli government has continued to build settlements arguing that they have the right to do so, or that these are not obstacles to peace. How do you believe the US should react to new settlements?
As you may know, there have been suggestions that the UN Security Council should endorse the establishment of a Palestinian state. This idea has received some support in Europe, but opposition in Israel. If the UN Security Council considers such a plan, what do you think the US should do as a member of the UN Security Council?
In general, what role do you want the United States to play in mediating the Israeli Palestinian conflict? Should the United States...
As you may know, the United States has been acting as a mediator between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority, with the aim of reaching an agreement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Whether or not these efforts succeed, there is a question about what kind of future for Israel and the Palestinians the US should be supporting over the long term, and many analysts feel that time is running out for some options. Here are four possible options that are frequently discussed. Please select the one you think the US should support?
Do you believe that the Israeli government has...?
Thinking about US interests, how important an issue is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
How important is the Israeli-Palestinian issue for you personally?
When you are deciding which candidate to vote for in Congress or for President, how much do you consider the candidate’s position on US policy toward Israel?
In the Middle East conflict, do you think the United States should...?
Would you favor or oppose the use of U.S. troops if Israel were attacked by it's neighbors?
Should economic aid to Israel be increased, decreased, kept about the same, or stopped alltogether?
Should military aid to Israel be increased, decreased, kept about the same, or stopped alltogether?
Do you think the U.S. government should be secretly spying on the government of Israel or not?
Do you think U.S. leaders should meet and talk with the leaders of Hamas, Hezbollah, or Iran?
In covering the recent escalation of violence, the world media has favored...?
If the current violence continues between the Israelis and Palestinians, the United States should...?
In the recent escalation of violence in Jerusalem, are most Americans more supportive of the Israelis or the Palestinians?
Would you support or oppose legislation that would make any Iran agreement subject to congressional approval?
Would you prefer military intervention against Iran's nuclear program or a negotiated settlement to reduce its nuclear potential?
Do you think the President of the United States should be a strong supporter of Israel or not?
Do you think President Barack Obama is a strong supporter of Israel or not?
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Iran?
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation between Israel and the Palestinians?
Based on what you know about the proposed new deal with Iran and the negotiations on it's nuclear program, would you say President Obama is being too tough on Iran, too soft, or striking the right balance?
Do you think negotiating with Iran is the right thing for the United States to do because it’s the best way to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons, or is negotiating with Iran the wrong thing to do because Iran can’t be trusted to honor any agreement?
How would you say things are going for the U.S. in the fight against Islamic extremists?
Recently there have been clashes between Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Obama. Which of these individuals are you more sympathetic towards?
When it comes to relations between the U.S. and Israel, which of the following do you agree with more?
Some people say Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is in the middle of an election at home, and it is inappropriate for the U.S. to host him for a speech only two weeks before the election is being held. They say this is a Republican attempt to make Netanyahu look stronger before his election. Other people say Iran is getting closer to building a nuclear weapon. As one of the world's most knowledgeable leaders on the Middle East and the Iranian nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu should address Congress before the March 31st deadline for a political framework with Iran. Which do you agree with?
In your view, should the United States become more active in world affairs, less active in world affairs, or continue it's current level of activity in world affairs?
In your opinion, is the United States too involved in Middle East affairs?
In your opinion, are the United States and it's allies winning the war on terror?
Do you support the short-term agreement with Iran that ends some economic sanctions in exchange for cutbacks in Iran's nuclear weapons program?
Would you favor or oppose direct diplomatic negotiations between the U.S. and Iran in an attempt to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons?
Would you support military strikes on Syria if it does not give up its chemical weapons?
Should the U.S. conduct airstrikes against Syria in response to reports that the government used chemical weapons?
Should Congress pass a resolution authorizing limited U.S. military action in Syria?
Should the United States continue to provide military and financial aid to Egypt?
Should the United States get more directly involved in the Egypt situation?
Should President Obama be involved in trying to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians?
Generally speaking, is President Obama more pro-Israel, anti-Israel or neither?
If Israel were to attack Iran to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, then what should the United States do? Should the United States support Israel's military action, or should the United States not get involved?
In order to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, do you think the United States should increase pressure on the Palestinians or the Israelis to compromise?
Do you support or oppose the United States taking military action against Iran if there is evidence that Iran is building nuclear weapons?
Which of these two statements is closest to your own view?
Obama promised to veto the Palestinian statehood bid, intervened in the embassy crisis with Egypt, and supported Israel in his UN speech. What's the main reason? (TNS/Teleseker, October 4-6, 2011)
Do you think President Obama is a strong supporter of Israel or not? (Quinnipiac University/The Israel Project, October 3, 2011)
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation between Israel and the Palestinians? (Quinnipiac University/The Israel Project, October 3, 2011)
Do you think the President of the United States should be a strong supporter of Israel or not? (Quinnipiac University/The Israel Project, October 3, 2011)
Would you say that President Obama favors Israel
or favors the Palestinians?
Do you think Obama's policies towards Iran
will succeed in convincing them to abandon developing nuclear weapons?
President Obama is pursuing a policy of diplomacy
and sanctions to stop the Iran nuclear program. Do you think this policy
Do you think President Obama's policies toward
Iran will stop them from getting nuclear weapons?
Do you think President Obama's failure to stop
Iran's nuclear program would lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle
When Israel faces a conflict with its enemies, do you want your elected officials to express their support for Israel, or to pressure Israel for a cease-fire? (McLaughlin & Associates, October 2010)
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "The Israeli-Arab conflict is the key to improving American's standing and interests in the region." (McLaughlin & Associates, October 2010)
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "Enemies of America use the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as an excuse to create anti-American sentiment. Even if the dispute is settled, they would find another way to justify their hostility towards America." (McLaughlin & Associates, October 2010)
Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing handling America's relations with Israel? (McLaughlin & Associates, October 2010)
Do you think President Obama's policies in the Middle East are improving Israel's security or harming it? (McLaughlin & Associates, October 2010)
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "Barack Obama has been less friendly to Israel than previous presidents." (McLaughlin & Associates, October 2010)
President Barack Obama is committed to a policy of outreach to the Muslim World. Knowing this, do you think this policy has increased or decreased the security of the United States? (McLaughlin & Associates, October 2010)
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "Israel's enemies are America's enemies." (McLaughlin & Associates, October 2010)
When it comes to the peace process, the Obama Administration has followed a policy of publicly criticizing and pressuring Israel, but not the Palestinians. Do you agree or disagree with this approach? (McLaughlin & Associates, October 2010)
Thinking specifically about the Middle East, do you approve or disapprove of the way President Obama is handling U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinian territories? (ADL, October 2009)
In your opinion, does the Obama administration tilt toward Israel, the Palestinians, or is it generally balanced in its Middle East polices? (ADL, October 2009)
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "The U.S. is more likely to be targeted for terrorist attack because of our support for Israel." (ADL)
In your opinion, should the U.S. continue to support Israel even if it means there will be a greater risk of terrorist attacks against America, or should the U.S. pull back from its support of Israel to minimize the risk of a terrorist attack in this country? (ADL)