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Arab/Muslim Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion of the Arab-Israeli Conflict


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What do you believe is the likely outcome if the prospects of a two-state solution in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict collapses? (Brookings)

 
2008
2009
2010
State of intense conflict for years to come
55%
60%
57%
Status quo will continue
23%
27%
30%
One-state solution in which Israelis and Palestinians are equal
9%
11%
10%
Palestinians will eventually surrender to Israeli power
7%
1%
2%

A solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that leads to the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza, with East Jerusalem as its capital, will happen only... (Brookings, 2010)

Through serious negotiations
39%
By being imposed by the UN
18%
By being imposed by the U.S.
13%
Through another Arab-Israeli war
16%
It will never happen
14%

When you look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which of the following issues is the most central to you, assuming that they may all be important? (Brookings, 2010)

Establishment of a fully independent contiguous Palestinian state in WBG
46%
Arab sovereignty over East Jerusalem
31%
Right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes
21%

Which of the following statements is closest to your view about the prospects of lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians? (Brookings)

 
2008
2009
2010
Don't believe it will ever happen
55%
50%
54%
Inevitable, but it will take more time
27%
40%
40%
Will happen in the next five years
13%
6%
4%

Which of the following statements is closer to your view? (Brookings)

 
2008
2009
2010
Prepared for peace if Israel is willing to return all 1967 territories including East Jerusalem, and Arab governments should put more effort into this
21%
28%
30%
Prepared for peace if Israel is willing to return all 1967 territories including East Jerusalem, but Israel will never give up these territories easily
52%
45%
56%
Even if Israel returns all 1967 territories, Arabs should continue to fight
19%
25%
12%

What do you believe motivates Israeli policies in the region and American support for these policies? (Brookings)

 
2008
2009
2010
Israel decides on its own interests and influences the U.S.
24%
39%
47%
Israel is a tool of American foreign policy
26%
25%
20%
U.S. and Israel have mutual interests
41%
32%
33%

As you look at the internal Palestinian political divisions, which of the following would you prefer to see? (Brookings)

 
2009
2010
Fatah government
7%
7%
Hamas government
12%
10%
National unity government
74%
53%
Other/Not sure
7%
30%

Whom among Palestinian leaders/personalities do you admire most? (Brookings, 2010)

Khalid Meshaal
17%
Mahmoud Abbas
15%
Marwan Barghouti
13%
Ismail Haniyeh
13%
Saeb Erekat
10%
Shaikh Ahmad Yaseen
7%
Salam Fayyad
6%
Mustafa Barghouti
5%

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