Poll: Israelis Pessimistic about Peace Deal
More than 75 percent of Israeli Jews polled think peace talks won’t succeed
The poll found that 79 percent of Israeli Jews think the new round of negotiations has a low chance of success in yielding a peace agreement, while 18 percent believes it has a high chance of succeeding. The numbers were very different among Arab Israelis, among whom 41 percent think there is a low chance of success and 47 percent believe there is a high chance.
That’s not the only thing Jewish and Arab Israelis disagreed about, at least according to the poll.
Among Israeli Jews, 63 percent believe the Israeli government is truly interested in returning to the negotiating table and just 29 percent believe the Palestinian Authority wants the negotiations.
Among Israeli Arabs, 58 percent say the Israelis are sincere about the talks and 85 percent believe the Palestinians are truly interested in the negotiations.
The poll also found that 63 percent of Jewish Israelis are against land swaps in accordance with pre-1967 lines, the Times of Israel reports. But just last month, Israelis polled said they’d agree to a peace deal of any kind:
According to a new poll of just over 500 respondents, more than half of Israeli citizens would vote in favor of a peace deal if it came to a referendum, the Forward reports. The poll, conducted by Tel Aviv University and the Dialog Institute, revealed that 39 percent of those polled would be in favor of “any” peace plan.
The recent poll had 602 respondents and was conducted via telephone in late July.
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