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Israeli Public Opinion Polls: Regarding Peace with the Palestinians

(1978 - 2020)

See also Opinion on Settlements and Outposts

How important is it that there be a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? (Zogby Research, June 24-July 5, 2020)

Very important

50%

Somewhat important

39%
Very unimportant
5%
Somewhat unimportant
6%

How likely is it that there will be a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the next 5 years? (Zogby Research, June 24-July 5, 2020)

Very likely

2%

Somewhat likely

13%
Very unlikely
34%
Somewhat unlikely
51%

In 2020 the United States administration put forward its peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Called by some “The Deal of the Century,” the plan provides, in part, for: Israel to annex about 30% of the West Bank; the opportunity for Palestinians to establish a state in the remaining areas of the West Bank and Gaza, with some additional lands adjacent to Gaza that Israel will cede to them; and a package of grants and loans to help kick-start the Palestinian economy. From what you know about the plan, is your attitude favorable or unfavorable? (Zogby Research, June 24-July 5, 2020)

Very favorable

6%

Somewhat favorable

46%
Very unfavorable
11%
Somewhat unfavorable
37%

Which of the following statements best describes why you hold a favorable view of “the Deal of the Century”? [Only asked of the 52% of Israeli respondents who view the plan favorably.] (Zogby Research, June 24-July 5, 2020)

The deal is the most realistic way forward because of the facts on the ground.

30%

The deal provides the quickest path to end the violence.

19%
is the best deal that we can get and with the current U.S. administration backing it, we should take it while we can.
51%

Which of the following statements best describes why you hold an unfavorable view of “the Deal of the Century”? [Only asked of the 48% of Israeli respondents who view the plan unfavorably.] (Zogby Research, June 24-July 5, 2020)

The deal will never be accepted by many Israelis.

13%

Israel should never give the Palestinians any of the land between the Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea.

32%
The deal will never be accepted by the Palestinians.
48%
The deal will never be accepted by the Arab states.
7%

If annexation is to go forward, in your opinion, which areas should Israel annex? [Select all that apply.] (Zogby Research, June 24-July 5, 2020)

Jordan Valley

35%

Just the settlement blocs along the border

23%
Settlements in the interior of the West Bank
23%
The Dead Sea
27%
The entire area of Judea and Samaria
23%
Not sure annexation of any of these areas is a good idea at this time
46%

Some say annexation should be done now, while U.S. President Donald Trump is still in office. (Zogby Research, June 24-July 5, 2020)

This is a legitimate reason to support annexation now.

38%

This is a not a legitimate reason to support annexation now.

34%
Not sure
28%

Some settlers say annexing parts of the West Bank under the terms of the U.S. peace plan leaves the rest of the territories to the Palestinians to create a Palestinian state, which will pose a danger
to Israel.
(Zogby Research, June 24-July 5, 2020)

I agree with this position and believe we should annex all of Judea and Samaria now.

22%

I disagree with this position and feel that a limited annexation should take place leaving the rest of the area to the Palestinians.

20%
I am opposed to annexation of any of the West Bank, until there is a peace agreement.
33%
Not sure
25%

As you consider all of these factors — the European, American, and Arab reactions — what is your overall attitude toward annexation? (Zogby Research, June 24-July 5, 2020)

Israel should ignore them and proceed with annexation of all of Judea and Samaria as soon as possible.

16%

Israel should take these views into consideration, proceed cautiously, and only annex a few areas now.

29%
Israel should not risk provoking Europe, Democrats in the US, and Arab countries and should only act in the context of a negotiated peace agreement.
41%
Not sure
14%

“The coalition agreement signed between Likud and Blue and White says that after a discussion between Netanyahu and Gantz, a plan coordinated with the United States for applying sovereignty to parts of the West Bank/Judea and Samaria will be brought for the government’s and/or the Knesset’s approval. Do you support or oppose such an application of sovereignty in the near future?” (Israeli Voice Index, April 2020)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Support

52%

9%

45%

Oppose

28%

52%

32%
Don't know/Refuse to answer
20%
30%
24%

And what, in your opinion, are the chances that Israel will indeed apply its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank/Judea and Samaria in the coming year? (Israeli Voice Index, April 2020)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very high chances

5%

6%

5%

Moderately high chances

28%

19%

27%

Moderately low chances

42%

23%

38%

Very low chances

9%

23%

11%

Don't know/No answer

16.0%

6%

19%

If Israel annexes territories in Judea and Samaria/the West Bank, what political status should it give the Palestinian residents of these territories after the annexation? (Israeli Voice Index, April 2020)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

The status of citizens

20%

47%

25%

The status of residents, which is less than citizenship—for example, they would not be able to vote in elections

24%

5%

21%

They should not be given any status beyond what they have today

37%

9%

32%

Don't know/No answer

20%

39%

23%

The peace plan that President Trump will soon present will apparently include recognition of a Palestinian state. In your opinion, should Israel agree to any plan that includes such recognition? (Israeli Voice Index, January 2020)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

I’m sure Israel should agree

11.8%

17.8%

12.8%

I think Israel should agree

33.7%

26.1%

32.5%

I think Israel should not agree

20.6%

16.4%

19.9%

I’m sure Israel should not agree

17.7%

20.8%

18.2%

Don't know/No answer

16.0%

18.8%

16.5%

Some claim that presenting the peace plan at the current time adds up to U.S. intervention in the Israeli election campaign, and that its purpose is to help Netanyahu win. Do you agree or disagree with this claim? (Israeli Voice Index, January 2020)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Strongly agree

17.5%

38.5%

20.9%

Moderately agree

28.9%

29.5%

29.0%

Don’t agree so much

24.4%

10.7%

22.2%

Don’t agree at all

15.4%

3.6%

13.5%

Don't know/No answer

13.7%

17.7%

14.4%

When asked about the Israeli-Palestinian Authority conflict (not exact wording - Tel Aviv University and the “Midgam” institute, September 2019)

Favor peace negotiations with the Palestinians 61%
Oppose peace negotiations with the Palestinians

32%

DK 7%

When asked whether they support the establishment of an independent Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel (not exact wording - Tel Aviv University and the “Midgam” institute, September 2019)

Support 49%
Oppose

44%

DK 7%

Can a peace agreement with the Palestinians be achieved in the near future? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
 
Yes
No
2001
44%
56%
2002
32%
68%
2003
46%
54%
2004
39%
65%
2005
35%
61%
2006
34%
66%
2007
31%
69%
2009
30%
70%
2012
39%

71%

2015
24%

76%

2016
36%

64%

2017
40%

60%

2018
37%

63%

Do you support or oppose the solution of two states for two peoples? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
 
Yes
No
2006
29%
71%
2009
36%
64%
2012
31%

69%

2015
40%

60%

2016
41%

59%

2017
45%

55%

2018
42%

58%

What is Israel's best option regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 

Israeli Jews

 
2017*
2018-19

Strive to reach a comprehensive aggreement

39%

40%

Transitional arrangements to separate from the Palestinians

17%

22%

Israeli annexation of Judea and Samaria and establishment of one state

11%

9%
Annex Jewish settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria to Israel 
18%
16%
Maintaining the status quo
15%
13%

*2017 wording slightly different

What will be the consequences of another failure in the political process between Israel and the Palestinians? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
International community will force Israel to cede control over the territories

14%

Intifada will break out

29%

Israel will undertake unilateral steps such as annexation of Ma'ale Adumim
15%
Status quo will continue
42%

 

To what extent to you agree with each of the following sentences? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
Arabs only understand force

62%

If someone comes to kill you, kill him first

81%

What is your position on holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority?
(Peace Index - December 2011; April 2012; October 2013; September 2014; November 2015; December 2016; December 2017; July 2018)

 
 

Strongly Favor

Moderately Favor

Moderately Oppose

Strongly Oppose

Don't Know

General Public 2011

28.4%

39.1%

18.4%

11.4%

2.8%

2012

30.0%

40.6%

13.8%

11.9%

3.6%

2013

32.2%

33.0%

17.3%

13.7%

3.8%

2014

31.3%

26.0%

14.3%

23.2%

5.3%%

2015

30.6%

31.2%

17.4%

15.7%

5%

2016

28.5%

34.1%

14.5%

15.4%

7.4%

2017

28.8%

33.3%

16.1%

18%

3.7%

2018

27%

34.5%

14.5%

17.7%

6.3%

 
 

Strongly Favor

Moderately Favor

Moderately Oppose

Strongly Oppose

Don't Know

Jews 2011

29.1%

39.1%

16.5%

12.2%

3.1%

2012

30.0%

40.1%

13.3%

12.3%

4.3%

2013

25.1%

35.2%

19.1%

16.1%

4.4%

2014

27.8%

26.0%

14.3%

24.7%

5.7%

2015

24.8%

35.7%

18.9%

17.2%

3.5%

2016

24.2%

36.9%

15.9%

15.3%

7.7%

2017

25.1%

36.8%

17.2%

17.1%

3.8%

2018

23.1%

38.3%

15.6%

17.1%

6%

 
 

Strongly Favor

Moderately Favor

Moderately Oppose

Strongly Oppose

Don't Know

Arabs 2011

24.4%

38.9%

28.9%

6.7%

1.1%

2012

30.0%

43.3%

16.7%

10.0%

--

2013

67.3%

21.8%

8.2%

1.7%

1.0%

2014

53.9%

16.8%

14.4%

12.8%

2.2%

2015

59.7%

9.0%

10.0%

8.2%

13.1%

2016

50.2%

20.2%

7.6%

16.2%

5.8%

2017

47.7%

15.7%

10.8%

22.5%

3.3%

2018

46.6%

15.3%

9.1%

20.9%

8.1%

 

Do you believe that negotiations between Israel & the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace in the coming years?
(Peace Index - December 2011;April 2012; October 2013; September 2014; November 2015; December 2016; December 2017, July 2018)

 
 

Strongly Believe

Somewhat Believe

Somewhat Don't Believe

Don't Believe at All

Don't Know

General Public 2011

5.8%

22.2%

32.1%

38.8%

1.2%

2012

7.4%

24.3%

33.8%

33.3%

1.4%

2013

6.7%

22.8%

24.8%

43.7%

2.0%

2014

8.8%

18.0%

17.9%

52.6%

2.8%

2015

6.2%

18.3%

28.7%

44.4%%

2.3%

2016

28.5%

34.1%

14.5%

15.4%

7.4%

2017

6.8%

16.2%

35.3%

38.3%

3.5%

2018

2.9%

18.8%

29.2%

46.1%

3%

 
 

Strongly Believe

Somewhat Believe

Somewhat Don't Believe

Don't Believe at All

Don't Know

Jews 2011

6.0%

23.3%

31.3%

38.6%

0.8%

2012

7.5%

24.3%

35.0%

31.9%

1.2%

2013

5.0%

20.4%

25.5%

47.6%

1.5%

2014

7.8%

16.5%

17.9%

55.0%

2.7%

2015

4.6%%

16.5%

31.1%

46.6%

1.2%

2016

5.1%

23.0%

35.4%

34.0%

2.6%

2017

5.9%

16.6%

36.5%

38.1%

2.9%

2018

2.8%

15.5%

34.4%

45.5%

1.8%

 
 

Strongly Believe

Somewhat Believe

Somewhat Don't Believe

Don't Believe at All

Don't Know

Arabs 2011

4.4%

15.6%

36.7%

40.0%

3.3%

2012

6.7%

24.4%

36.7%

40.0%

2.2%

2013

15.4%

34.9%

20.8%

24.6%

4.3%

2014

15.0%

27.6%

17.9%

36.7%

2.9%

2015

14.4%

27.5%

16.7%

33.3%

8.1%

2016

11.4%

30.3%

10.8%

46.1%

1.4%

2017

11%

14.1%

29.5%

39.2%

6.2%

2018

3.3%

35.2%

3.4%

49%

9.1%

If the Trump administration announces support for Netanyahu's declarations about annexing Area C, will you support or oppose such an annexation? (Israel Democracy Institute, August 25-August 29, 2019)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

Sure they wouoldn't support it

23%

5%

Think they wouoldn't support it

25%

6%

Think they wouold support it

16%

16%

Sure they wouold support it

12%

40%

Don't know

24%

33%

If Israel indeed annexes Area C, what should be done with the Palestinians who live there? (Israel Democracy Institute, August 25-August 29, 2019)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

Transfer them to the parts of the West Bank that are under the Palestinian Authority's control

36%

5%

Allow those Palestinians who want to remain in the area to be annexed to do so, but without granting them rights (for ex ample, the right to buy land)

11%

8%

Allow those Palestinians who want to remain in the area to be annexed to do so, while granting them residency rights but not full citizenship rights (for example, without the right to vote in Knesset elections)

19%

12%

Grant the Palestinians who want to remain full citizenship rights, like those of the Jews who live there

16%

46%

Don't know

19%

29%

If Israel annexes Area C, will you support or oppose establishing a Palestinian state in the rest of the West Bank/Judea and Samaria? (Israel Democracy Institute, August 25-August 29, 2019)

 

Israeli Jews 

Support

37%

Oppose

41%

Recently U.S. president Donald Trump and his team are said to be preparing a new American plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. What, in your opinion, are the chances that such a plan, under Trump’s stewardship, will succeed?
(Peace Index, July 2018)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very low

20.3%

63.3%

27.5%

Moderately low

51.1%

21.9%

46.3%

Moderately high

12.9%

3%

11.2%

Very high

4.3%

5.3%

4.4%

Don't know/No answer

11.4%

6.6%

10.6%

Which grade would you give the Israeli government for how it has dealt with the Palestinians’ ongoing struggle along the border with Gaza? (Peace Index, July 2018)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Excellent

11%

4.1%

9.9%

Good

28.6%

4.3%

24.6%

Not so good

36.5%

20.9%

33.9%

Not good at all

20.3%

58.4%

26.6%

Don't know/No answer

3.6%

12.3%

5%

 

In your opinion, will the State of Israel be successful in contending with the following challenges? (National Security Index, December 2017)

 

Yes (Israeli Jews) 

Wars on two fronts simultaneously in the North and in Gaza

85%

Consecutive major terrorist attacks

83%

Social polarization

71%


Government corruption
 
66%

Reduced U.S. support
58%

Are you more worried about external/security threats to Israel, or internal/social threats? (National Security Index, December 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

External/security threats

39%

Internal/social threats

24%

Worried about both equally

37%

In your opinion what is the gravest external threat to Israel today? (National Security Index, December 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Northern arena (Iran, Syria, Hezbollah)

31%

Iranian nuclear capability

21%

Terrorist activities against Israelis at home and abroad

9%


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
21%

Hamas in Gaza
 
13%

Political isolation and the delegitimization of Israel
 
5%

Do you agree or disagree with this opinion: In reality, Jerusalem is already divided into two cities: the eastern city and the western city? (Peace Index, December 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Strongly agree

22.1%

34.2%

24.1%

Moderately agree

39.1%

31.3%

37.8%

Don't agree much

20.5%

7.6%

18.4%

Don't agree at all

14.7%

19%

15.4%

Don't know/No answer

3.6%

7.9%

4.3%

In your opinion, what will be the implications of another failure in the political process between the Israelis and Palestinians? (National Security Index, December 2017)

 

Israeli Jews

New intifada will break out

25%

International community will force Israel to end it's control over the territories

19%

Status quo will continue

46%


Israel will take unilateral measures, such as annexing Maaleh Adumim
 
10%

To what extent did President Trump’s public declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel contribute to or damage the state of Israel’s real interests? (Peace Index, December 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Contributed to a great extent

26.8%

14.4%

24.7%

Contributed to a moderate extent

38%

13.7%

33.9%

Damaged to a moderate extent

16.5%

29.7%

18.7%

Damaged to a great extent

6.7%

35.5%

11.5%

Don't know/No answer

12%

6.6%

11.1%

In your opinion, what is Israel's best option in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? (National Security Index, December 2017)

 

Israeli Jews

Strive towards a permanent arrangement

39%

Transitional arrangements separating from the Palestinians

17%

Annexation of all territories in Judea and Samaria to Israel

11%


Annexation of the settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria to Israel
 
18%

Maintain the status quo
 
15%

What, in your opinion, should be Jerusalem's status after there is stable peace between Israel and the Palestinians? (Peace Index, December 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

The united Capital of Israel

51.8%

3.1%

43.7%

The united Capital of Israel except Islamic Holy Places

19.9%

3%

17.1%

West Jerusalem Israeli Capital, East Jerusalem Palestinian

12.3%

43.5%

17.4%

The united Capital of Israel and Palestine

5.5%

21.9%

8.2%

It should become an international city
6.8%
10.6%
7.4%

Don't know/No answer

3.8%

17.8%

6.1%

Which of the following incentives is most likely to increase your support for the peace process (respondents provided two answers)?
(Mitvim Israeli Foreign Policy Index, October 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Normalization of relations with the Arab world

26%

45%

29%

Security gaurantees & arms supplies from the U.S.

14%

20%

15%


A significant upgrade to ties with the E.U.
 
14%
18%
14%

All of the above in one incentive package
 
16%
39%
57%

None of the above

17%

24%

17%

In your opinion, do the policies of the current Israeli government...? (Mitvim Israeli Foreign Policy Index, October 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Distance a 2-state solution to the conflict

55%

70%

58%

Advance a 2-state solution to the conflict

10%

10%

10%

Don't know/No answer

35%

20%

32%

It appears that U.S. president Trump is interested in renewing the Israeli-Palestinian talks. What, in your opinion, are the chances that Israel and the Palestinians will indeed soon be returning to the negotiating table?
(The Peace Index, June 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very high chances

3.6%

7.8%

4.3%

Moderately high chances

29.6%

25.5%

28.9%

Moderately low chances

47.3%

28.0%

44.1%

Very low chances

15.3%

27.2%

17.3%

Don't know/decline to answer

4.3%

11.6%

5.5%

In your opinion, is the current Israeli government interested or not interested in reaching a permanent peace settlement with the Palestinians?
(The Peace Index, June 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

I'm sure it is

12.2%

11.0%

12.0%

I think it is

29.7%

22.8%

28.6%

I think it isn't

33.1%

27.3%

32.2%

I'm sure it isn't

19.8%

32.7%

21.9%

Don't know/decline to answer

5.1%

6.2%

5.3%

In your opinion, is the Palestinian Authority interested or not interested in reaching a permanent peace settlement with Israel?
(The Peace Index, June 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

I'm sure it is

1.8%

24.3%

5.5%

I think it is

15.3%

26.4%

17.2%

I think it isn't

40%

20.7%

36.8%

I'm sure it isn't

40.1%

22.4%

37.1%

Don't know/decline to answer

2.8%

6.2%

3.4%

What, in your opinion, are the chances that in the coming year a Third Intifada against Israel will erupt in the Palestinian Authority?
(The Peace Index, June 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very high chances

5.4%

9.3%

6.%

Moderately high chances

32.6%

18.7%

30.3%

Moderately low chances

41.8%

30.1%

39.8%

Very low chances

10.3%

30.3%

13.7%

Don't know/decline to answer

9.8%

11.6%

10.1%

In your opinion, is the claim that the settlements are an obstacle to peace with the Palestinians right or not right?
(The Peace Index, May 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Not right at all

33.9%

14.8%

30.7%

Moderately not right

21.9%

15.2%

20.8%

Moderately right

22.7%

8.9%

20.4%

Very right

15.5%

59.1%

22.7%

Don't know/decline to answer

6.0%

2.0%

5.4%

In your opinion, could or could not the involvement of Arab states such as Saudi Arabia help in reaching a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement?
(The Peace Index, May 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

I'm sure it could

12.3%

7.4%

11.5%

I think it could

42.9%

27.7%

40.3%

I think it could not

25.4%

22.5%

24.9%

I'm sure it could not

10.1%

38.6%

14.8%

Don't know/decline to answer

9.4%

3.7%

8.4%

What, in your opinion, are the chances that President Trump will succeed in the coming months to bring the two sides—Israel and the Palestinians—back to peace negotiations?
(The Peace Index, May 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very high chances

5.4%

7.5%

5.7%

Moderately high chances

31.9%

7.5%

27.8%

Moderately low chances

41.3%

27.8%

39.1%

Very low chances

17.8%

52.1%

23.5%

Don't know/decline to answer

3.6%

5.0%

3.9%

What, in your opinion, are the chances of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement under Trump's auspices in the next year or two?
(The Peace Index, May 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very high chances

0.1%

9.7%

1.7%

Moderately high chances

11.9%

10.0%

11.6%

Moderately low chances

46.7%

19.3%

42.1%

Very low chances

35.3%

56.9%

38.9%

Don't know/decline to answer

6.0%

4.2%

5.7%

Do you believe or not believe that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will lead in the coming years to an Israeli-Palestinian agreement? 
 (JCPA, March 2017)

 

Israeli Jews

Certainly believe

2.4%

Tend to believe

24.8%

Tend to not believe

34.7%

Do not believe at all

34.5%

No answer/don't know

3.5%

In your opinion, is it desirable or undesirable for Israel to renew the talks on a peace agreement with the Palestinians?
 (Peace Index, October 2016)

 

Israeli Jews

Israeli Arabs

General Public

I'm sure it's desirable

28.2%

52.6%

32.3%

I think it's desirable

37.6%

19.1%

34.5%

I think it's undesirable

17.5%

.9%

14.7%

I know it's undesirable

13.6%

20.5%

14.8%

No answer/don't know

3.1%

6.9%

3.7%

If you have to choose from among the following three possible approaches to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, which one you would say is most promising?
 (PCPSR, June 2016)

 

Israeli Jews

Israeli Arabs

General Public

Bi-lateral negotiations with both parties

41.1%

30.7%

39.6%

Multi-lateral forum sponsored by major powers

26.8%

53.8%

30.9%

Unilateral efforts taken by one side to promote it's interests

18.7%

11.1%

17.6%

No answer/don't know

13.3%

4.4%

12%

There is talk these days about a possible collapse of the Palestinian Authority. When considering the potential impact of such a collapse on the current relative quiet, would you say it might increase or decrease Palestinian-Israeli violence?
 (PCPSR, June 2016)

 

Israeli Jews

Israeli Arabs

General Public

Increase

62.2%

70.2%

63.4%

Decrease

9.4%

9.3%

9.4%

No impact

16.5%

16.4%

16.5%

No answer/don't know

11.9%

4%

10.7%

Which side is more responsible for the collapse of the peace negotiations over the years? (PCPSR, June 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Israeli Side

12.3%

50.2%

9.5%

Palestinian Side

52.1%

21.8%

46.3%

Both Sides Equally

30.5%

31.1%

30.6%

Neither

.8%

1.8%

15.3%

Don't know/No answer

4.4%

3.1%

4.2%

Which of the following two things is more important to you: that a peace agreement is reached with the Palestinians or that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people? (Question only asked to Jews) (Peace Index, April 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

It's more important to me that a peace agreement is reached

27.5%

It's more important to me that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people

48.2%

The two are equally important

16.1%

Neither is important to me

5.5%

Don't know

2.6%

In your opinion, would it now be appropriate or inappropriate to renew the political negotiations with the Palestinian Authority? (Peace Index, April 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Not appropriate at all

26.3%

25.8%

26.2%

Not so appropriate

22.6%

10.5%

20.6%

Moderately appropriate

30.5%

11.7%

27.4%

Very appropriate

13.4%

41.9%

18.2%

Don't know

7.2%

10.2%

7.7%

What, in your opinion, are the chances that in the coming years the international community will impose substantial pressures on Israel to put an end to its control of the territories?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very high chances

14.6%

4.1%

12.8%

Somewhat high chances

41.2%

18.4%

37.4%

Somewhat low chances

25.7%

49.8%

29.7%

Very low chances

12%

20.3%

13.4%

Don't know

6.5%

7.4%

6.7%

Opposition chairman Isaac (Buji) Herzog recently said, “I want to separate from the Palestinians as much as possible, as quickly as possible” and proposed building a large wall between Jerusalem and the nearby Palestinian villages because, at the moment, there is no partner for peace talks on the other side. Do you agree or disagree with Herzog’s position?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Strongly agree

21.6%

0%

18%

Moderately agree

27%

6.0%

23.5%

Don't agree so much

23.3%

17.1%

22.3%

Don't agree at all

21%

75%

30%

Don't know

7.1%

1.8%

6.2%

In your assessment, would the signing of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians bring a stop to the Palestinian terror against Jews?
(Peace Index, November 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

I'm sure it would

2.9%

34.3%

8.1%

I think it would

22.4%

37.7%

24.9%

I think it wouldn't

29.3%

8%

25.8%

I'm sure it wouldn't

41.8%

12.5%

36.9%

Don't know

3.6%

7.5%

4.3%

In your opinion, did the current wave of terror arise spontaneously from the Palestinian population itself or did it arise with the planning and involvement of the Palestinian leadership?
(Peace Index, November 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Spontaneously

21%

58.6%

27.3%

Planned by Palesinian leaders

61.3%

15.2%

53.6%

Both/neither

13.3%

5%

12%

Don't know

4.4%

21.2%

7.2%

In a recently published assessment, security officials say the current wave of terror is a “limited uprising,” that is, not just a random assortment of attacks but also not a full?fledged intifada. Do you agree or disagree with this assessment?
(Peace Index, November 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Strongly agree

15.2%

1.6%

13%

Moderately agree

38.5%

44.8%

39.5%

Don't agree so much

24.9%

22.8%

24.5%

Don't agree at all

18%

17.1%

17.8%

Don't know

3.4%

13.8%

5.2%

In your opinion, how long can the current state of Israeli-Palestinian relations continue without a peace agreement before a third Intifada erupts?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Up to one year

44.5%

26.1%

41.5%

Two to three years

20.3%

4.9%

17.7%

More than three years

26%

47.8%

29.6%

Don't know

9%

21.2%

11.2%

What, in your opinion, are the chances that if a peace settlement based on the two-state formula is not reached in the near future, the Palestinian leaders will not just threaten to dissolve the Palestinian Authority but actually do so, leaving Israel with the responsibility for governing the Palestinian population of the West Bank?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very low chances

41.1%

53%

43.1%

Moderately low chances

32.3%

18.3%

29.9%

Moderately high chances

12.9%

10.8%

12.6%

Very high chances

6.1%

2.1%

5.4%

Don't know

7.6%

15.9%

9%

In your opinion, will the international community keep avoiding an intervention even if the current Israeli-Palestinian state of affairs continues, or is a substantial international intervention, aimed at pushing the sides to sign an agreement, likely in the foreseeable future?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Keep avoiding

48.3%

55%

49.4%

Bold intervention likely

41%

28.2%

38.8%

Don't know

10.7%

16.8%

11.8%

In your opinion, is Hamas currently capable or incapable of controlling the other organizations that are now in Gaza?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

I'm sure it is capable

13%

17.5%

13.8%

I think it is capable

34.1%

20%

31.7%

I think it is incapable

28.9%

10.2%

25.8%

I'm sure it is incapable

17.5%

12%

16.6%

Don't know

6.5%

40.2%

12.1%

Do you support or oppose Israel signing a long-term truce with Hamas, which would include Israel granting Hamas access to a seaport and opening the commercial crossings to Gaza?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Strongly favor

5.9%

61.6%

15.1%

Moderately favor

19.5%

23.0%

20.1%

Moderately oppose

22.5%

1.9%

19.1%

Strongly oppose

47.3%

3.9%

40.1%

Don't know

4.9%

9.7%

5.7%

Do you support or oppose the Saudi Peace Plan?
(PCPSR, June 2015)

 

Israelis 

Palestinians

Support

21%

52%

Oppose

67%

44%

What do you consider to be Israel's long term aspirations?
(PCPSR, June 2015)

 

Israelis 

Withdraw to the 1967 borders after gauranteeing Israel's security

9%

Withdraw from parts of the territories after gauranteeing Israel's security

33%

Annex the West Bank without giving rights to the Palestinians living there

18%

Annex the West Bank and expel the Palestinians living there

14%

What do you consider to be the Palestinian's long term aspirations?
(PCPSR, June 2015)

 

Israelis 

Conquer Israel and destroy the Jewish population

43%

Conquer Israel

18%

Regain some of the land captured by Israel in 1967

12%

Regain all of the land captured by Israel in 1967

15%

What is your expectation for the immediate future?
(PCPSR, June 2015)

 

Israelis 

Palestinians

The two sides will return to negotiations

6%

27%

The two sides will return to negotiations but some armed attacks will occur

28%

29%

The two sides will not return to negotiations and some armed attacks will occur

43%

20%

The two sides will not return to negotiations and no armed attacks will occur

8%

18%

Before the elections Prime Minister Netanyahu said that so long as he was prime minister no Palestinian state would be established. After the elections he said he was not retracting what he had said in his Bar-Ilan speech, in which he supported the two-states-for-two-peoples solution. In your opinion, does Netanyahu sincerely support or not support the two-states-for-two-peoples solution?
(Peace Index, March 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Supports it

12.8%

28.7%

15.5%

Supports it but thinks it can't work in the forseeable future

22.1%

18.2%

21.4%

Doesn't support it

51.6%

26.6%

47.5%

Don't know/decline to answer

13.5%

26.5%

15.6%

Given Likud's victory in the elections and the high chances of the forming of a right-wing government that is not committed to promoting a peace agreement that would include the creation of a Palestinian state, what in your opinion are the chances that the Palestinians will launch a Third Intifada?
(Peace Index, March 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very Low Chances

9.8%

6.7%

9.3%

Moderately Low Chances

30.7%

41.4%

32.5%

Moderately High Chances

35.5%

11.3%

31.5%

Very High Chances

13.6%

19.1%

14.5%

Don't know/decline to answer

10.4%

21.6%

12.3%

The peace process with the Palestinians is stalled and there is no chance that it will advance in the foreseeable future. What is your opinion on that statement? (The Peace Index, December 2014)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Strongly Agree

37.3%

19.3%

34.3%

Moderately Agree

23.3%

31.4%

24.7%

Don't agree so much

64.4%

18.5%

16.7%

Don't agree at all

18.5%

20.5%

18.9%

Don't know/decline to answer

4.5%

10.3%

5.5%

Following Operation Protective Edge and rising tensions in Jerusalem, do you think the Israelis and Palestinians will return to the negotiating table?  (PCPSR, December 2014)

 

Israelis

Palestinians

They will soon return to negotiations

7%

24%

They will not return to negotiations

47%

36%

They will soon return to negotiations and armed attacks will continue to take place

32%

37%

They will not return to negotiations and armed attacks will continue to take place

39%

26%

They will not return to negotiations but no more armed attacks will take place

8%

10%

If PM Netanyahu reaches a peace agreement with the Palestinians and calls a referendum, how would you vote?

 

Tel Aviv University
(July 2013)

New Wave/Israel Hayom
(July 2013)

In Favor/Likely Favor

55%

54.5%

Opposed/Likely Oppose

25%

26.7%

Dont' Know

20%

18.8%

Will the Israelis and Palestinians stop the violence and return to the negotiating table?
           (Palestinian Center for Policy & Survey Research, June 2013)

Will return to negotiations; violence will stop

10%

Will return to negotiations; violence will not stop

34%

Will not return to negotiations; violence will stop

44%

Will not return to negotiations; violence will not stop

10%

Do you support or oppose the following plans and/or solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict?
        (Palestinian Center for Policy & Survey Research, June 2013)

 

Support

Oppose

Two-state solution

62%

33%

One binational state solution

32%

63%

Saudi Peace Plan

24%

67%

Mutual Recognition of National Identity

57%

37%

What is the one thing that Israel must never relinquish in peace negotiations with the Palestinians?
         (Israel Hayom/New Wave Research, June 2013)

Divide Jerusalem

35.5%

Right of Return

30.3%

Handing over Territory

17.6%

Evacuating Settlement Blocs

7%

Don't Know

9.7%

What is your opinion on offering the Palestinians goodwill gestures such prisoner releases, easing of travel restrictions, etc?
         (Israel Hayom/New Wave Research, June 2013)

In Favor

19.5%

Opposed

69.3%

Don't Know

11.1%

Do you support the effort of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority?
         (Israel Hayom/New Wave Research, June 2013)

Support

57%

Oppose

28.6%

To what extent, in your opinion, is renewing the peace talks with the Palestinians urgent or not urgent for Israel at present?
               (Peace Index, April 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

Very urgent

26.7%

28.7%

15.6%

Moderately urgent

29.3%

28.0%

36.7%

Not so urgent

24.7%

22.0%

40.0%

Not urgent at all

16.9%

18.9%

5.6%

Don't know/refuse to answer

2.4%

2.3%

2.2%

To what extent is there a chance to resolve the conflict according to the "two states for two peoples" formula in the next ten years?  (Peace Index, April 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

Strongly believe

10.7%

11.5%

6.7%

Moderately believe

29.1%

28.7%

31.1%

Moderately don't believe

32.5%

31.0%

41.1%

Don't believe at all

25.7%

26.7%

20.0%

Don't know/refuse to answer

2.0%

2.1%

1.1%

Do you agree or disagree with the claim that if Israel continues to rule the West Bank for a long time, what will emerge in the entire Land of Israel is one state for the Jews and Palestinians that will not have a Jewish majority? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

Totally agree

12.7%

13.6%

7.8%

Moderately agree

24.6%

25.0%

22.2%

Moderately disagree

34.1%

33.3%

38.9%

Totally disagree

22.3%

21.3%

27.8%

Don't know/refuse to answer

6.2%

6.8%

3.3%

If you knew that continued Israeli control of the West Bank would lead to one state for the Jews and Arabs in the entire Land of Israel that would not have a Jewish majority, would you support or oppose continued Israeli rule in the territories? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

Strongly support

7.4%

7.3%

7.8%

Moderately support

16.7%

17.4%

12.2%

Moderately oppose

34.4%

35.6%

27.8%

Strongly oppose

29.9%

27.0%

46.7%

Don't know/refuse to answer

11.6%

12.6%

5.5%

Some believe that even long-term continued rule in the territories will not prevent Israel from remaining a Jewish and democratic state. do you agree or disagree with that view? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

Totally agree

20.9%

22.4%

12.2%

Moderately agree

34.3%

34.9%

31.1%

Moderately disagree

21.3%

19.2%

33.3%

Totally disagree

18.4%

19.0%

15.6%

Don't know/refuse to answer

5.0%

4.5%

7.8%

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, December 28, 2011; January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

 

2011

2012

2011

2012

2011

2012

Strongly in favor

28.4%

32.0%

29.1%

29.8%

24.4%

44.4%

Moderately in favor

39.1%

40.1%

39.1%

42.1%

38.9%

28.9%

Moderately opposed

18.4%

15.5%

16.5%

14.5%

28.9%

21.1%

Strongly opposed

11.4%

9.9%

12.2%

10.7%

6.7%

5.6%

Don't know/refuse to answer

2.8%

2.6%

3.1%

3.0%

1.1%

--

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, December 28, 2011; January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

 

2011

2012

2011

2012

2011

2012

Strongly believe

5.8%

5.5

6.0%

4.3

4.4%

12.2

Moderately believe

22.2%

20.2

23.3%

20.8

15.6%

 
Moderately don't believe

32.1%

40.7

31.3%

41.2

36.7%

37.8

Don't believe at all

38.8%

31.2

38.6%

31.4

40.0%

30.0

Don't know/refuse to answer

1.2%

2.4

0.8%

2.3

3.3%

3.3

In your opinion, was Prime Minister Netanyahu right or wrong when he decided not to define the perpetrators of "price-tag" actions as terrorists, while the defense minister and the internal security minister said that perpetrators of such actions should be defined as terrorists to enable effective action against them? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

I'm sure the prime minister was right when he decided not to define the price-tag perpetrators as terrorists

18.8%

21.1%

5.6%

I think the prime minister was right when he decided not to define them as terrorists

24.1%

25.0%

18.9%

I think the prime minister was wrong when he decided not to define them as terrorists

22.3%

25.0%

18.9%

I'm sure the prime minister was wrong when he decided not to define them as terrorists

28.4%

26.4%

40.0%

Don't know/refuse to answer

6.5%

7.0%

3.3%

In your opinion, do a majority of settlers support or oppose price-tag actions (such as uprooting trees, burning mosques, etc.) against Palestinians? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

Most of the settlers support them

23.5%

18.7%

51.1%

Most of the settlers oppose them

43.0%

46.1%

25.6%

About half support them and about half oppose them

26.6%

27.5%

21.1%

Don't know/refuse to answer

6.9%

7.7%

2.2%

In the Israeli Jewish public as a whole, does the majority support or oppose price-tag actions against Palestinians? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

Most of the Israeli Jewish public supports them

14.8%

9.9%

42.2%

Most of the Israeli Jewish public opposes them

52.4%

57.1%

25.6%

About half support them and about half oppose them

25.9%

25.4%

28.9%

Don't know/refuse to answer

7.0%

7.6%

3.3%

 

In principle, what is more important to you: that Israel be a state with a Jewish majority or that Judea and Samaria always remain under Israel's control even if they are areas with a large Palestinian population? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

That Israel be a state with a Jewish majority

55.9%

65.8%

--

That Judea and Samaria always remain under Israel's control

19.6%

23.1%

--

Don't know/refuse to answer

9.4%

11.1%

--

Arab sector

15.0%

--

100%

Recently Germany, France, Portugal, and Britain condemned the Israeli government’s decision to renew construction in the territories as well as Israel's inability to prevent price-tag actions. Foreign Minister Lieberman reacted sharply, saying the condemnation made those countries “irrelevant” to the process of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In contrast, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that these are friendly countries, and that “in dealing with them, we not only have to be right but also smart.” With which of these two positions do you tend to agree more? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

with Avigdor Lieberman's position

31.9%

36.0%

8.9%

With Ehud Barak's position

55.7%

56.4%

52.2%

Don't know/refuse to answer

12.3%

7.7%

38.9

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%

Do you think Israel is or is not doing all it should to bring about peace in the Middle East? (Gallup)

 
Jan. 1978
Aug 1978
November 1978
Is
25%

18%

27%

Is not
57%

57%

49%

No opinion
18%

25%

24%

Do you think Egypt is or is not doing all it should to bring about peace in the Middle East? (Gallup)

 
Jan. 1978
Aug 1978
November 1978
Is
32%
20%
31%
Is not
50%
54%
44%
No opinion
18%
26%
25%

Do you think Israel should or should not withdraw its military forces and civilian settlements from the Sinai Peninsula? (Gallup, January 1978)

 
Jan. 1978
Should
40%
Should not
30%
No opinion
30%

How likely do you think it is that there will be peaceful settlement of differences between Israel and Egypt -- very likely, fairly likely, or not at all likely? (Gallup, January 1978)

 
Jan. 1978
Very likely
8%
Fairly likely
48%
Not at all likely
37%
No opinion
7%

How likely do you think it is that there will be peaceful settlement of differences between Israel and all the Arab nations-- very likely, fairly likely, or not at all likely? (Gallup, January 1978)

 
Jan. 1978
Very likely
6%
Fairly likely
32%
Not at all likely
53%
No opinion
9%

Which of the plans listed on this card would you prefer with regard to the Palestinians -- Plan A: They should have a separate, independent nation on the West Bank of the Jordan River in the area that was formally Jordan but is now occupied by Israel; Plan B: They should have a state on the West Bank of the Jordan River that is not totally independent and is linked with Jordan; and Plan C: They should go on living as they are now in Israel and in the existing Arab nations? (Gallup, January 1978)

 
Jan. 1978
Plan A
24%
Plan B
22%
Plan C
30%
DK
24%