Posted by Amtul Q Farhat
Two-thirds of Israelis support peace with Palestinians that ensures security, polls find
The Times of Israel:
67% of respondents say they would support two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, with land swaps and a demilitarized Palestine
The Times of Israel: A broad majority of the Israeli public would vote in favor of a peace agreement with the Palestinians, if the government brought a plan that offered security guarantees to a referendum, polls published Sunday by the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace found.
Roughly two-thirds of respondents (67 percent) expressed support for a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, with land swaps; a demilitarized Palestine; and Jerusalem’s Old City administered jointly by the United States, Israel, and the Palestinians, with Israel maintaining control of the Western Wall.
The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, a non-profit advocacy group based in Washington DC, approached two Israeli research companies, the Dahaf Institute and Smith Consulting, requesting that they survey Israeli opinions regarding a future peace agreement with the Palestinians. Each poll was conducted independently.
The Dahaf poll was conducted via telephone interviews during the first third of December. It is the third in a series of similar polls conducted in January 2010 and 2011. The findings were based on the responses of 500 people, a representative sample of Israel’s adult population.
The Smith Consulting poll was carried out on December 11 and 12 among 600 people, with a 4% margin of error.