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Few Israelis trust Obama, Arab initiative September 1, 2009

Posted by Daniel Downs in Barak Obama, foreign relations, Israel, Middle East, news, Palestinian state.
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Only 12% of Israelis believe US President Barack Obama’s policies are supportive of Israel, according to a poll released Thursday, while only 40% support the Arab peace initiative originally proposed by Saudi Arabia. Conducted between August 9-15, the poll saw Israelis surveyed by the Truman Research Institute at Hebrew University, while the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research polled Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza. Some 59% of Israelis believe that in the light of the resolutions adopted at the recent Fatah conference, Israel does not have a partner for peace negotiations. In addition, 58% of Israelis oppose the American demand to fully cease all construction in the settlements including that intended to solve needs of natural growth. A full 62% of Israelis oppose any arrangement in which the Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem, including the Old City and the Temple Mount, would come under Palestinian sovereignty. The PCR-Truman Institute poll a lso found that 76% of Palestinians oppose a demilitarized Palestinian state, while 64% of Palestinians support the Arab peace plan.

Source: ICEJ, August 21, 2009

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1. coastx - September 4, 2009

US/foreign diplomacy is directed at embedding American leadership abroad, and Israel will lose it’s identity through PNAC. Truth be known, most Americans probably feel the same way Israel does. Anyway, Palestine needs to relocate, in my opinion.


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