Opinion Polls -Israeli Attitudes Towards Peace

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Do Israelis want peace?

(With thanks to Brit Tzedek v’Shalom)

These opinion polls give a clear message. The Israeli public wants peace, and are generally more dovish than their government:

Poll: 58 percent back accepting Syrian offer by Yaakov Lappin, YNet News, November 26, 2006

Poll: 67% of Israelis want talks with PA gov’t including Hamas by Avi Issacharoff and Yoav Stern, September 27, 2006, Haaretz

Joint Palestinian-Israeli Public Opinion Poll by The Truman Institute, September 26, 2006

In the Aftermath of the War in Lebanon, Palestinian Support for Hamas Unchanged with Greater Pragmatism among Israelis Regarding Negotiations by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, September 26, 2006

Most Israelis support Palestinian Unity GovernmentIsrael Today, September 18, 2006

Olmert, Peretz Popularity Plummets by Gil Hoffman, Jerusalem Post, August 16, 2006

Public Believes IDF Not Winning the War by Yossi Verter, Haaretz, August 13, 2006

Poll: 40 percent support negotiations with Hizbullah by Ynet News, August 10, 2006

Poll Shows Most Israelis Prefer Talks on Captured Soldier by Yedioth Ahronoth, June 30, 2006

May 2006: Overwhelming Majority of Israelis Support Negotiations with Abbas by Geneva Initiative, May 31, 2006

Many Israeli Settlers Would Leave Peacefully: Poll by Geocartografia Institute, May 31, 2006

Poll shows Israeli public opinion differs from leaders’ regarding Hamas, by Al Bawaba, February 8, 2006,

Two Thirds among Palestinians, Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs Support the Mutual Recognition of Israel as the State of the Jewish People and Palestine as the State of the Palestinian People by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, September 2005

Poll: 65% Support disengagement 70% Other settlement evacuations to follow by Yediot Ahronot, October 8, 2004

Majority of Israelis and Palestinians Support Peace Plan by the International Crisis Institute and the Baker Institute, November 2003

The Potential for a Nonviolent Intifada: A Second Study of Palestinian and Israeli Jewish Public Attitudes toward Non-Violent Action by Search for Common Ground, December 10, 2002

Maximalist Ideologies Marginalized by Search for Common Ground, December 10, 2002


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