´69% of Israelis favor US-Israeli strike on Iran´ (JERUSALEM POST) By TAMARA ZIEVE 03/28/12)
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Sixty-nine percent of Israelis are in favor of cooperation between
Israeli and the US in a strike on Iran´s nuclear facilities while 26
percent oppose it, a joint Israeli-Palestinian poll released
In a scenario in which Israel acted unilaterally, however, the
percentage of Israelis supportive of a strike on Iran drops to 42%.
The majority of both Palestinians and Israelis believe that an
Israeli strike would lead to a large-scale regional war, and 46% of
Palestinians believe an Israeli strike will take place.
The poll was conducted by the Harry S.Truman Research Institute for
the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and
the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research.
The majority of both Israelis (64%) and Palestinians (68%) are
skeptical that a Palestinian state will be established alongside
Israel in the next five years, the survey found. Almost half of
Israeli respondents answered that a two-state solution is doomed to
fail, while 44% think it is still relevant. The solution of one state
for two peoples did not fare any better, with almost two-thirds of
both sides opposing the idea.
On both sides the majority supports their respective government´s
stance on Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. Most of the Israelis
polled (68%) rejected the Palestinian pre-conditions that Israel
commit to return to the pre-1967 lines with land swaps and a halt of
settlement construction. Meanwhile, 58% of Palestinians polled
opposed returning to the negotiation table without those conditions.
The Palestinian sample was drawn from residents of the Gaza Strip,
West Bank and east Jerusalem and included 1,270 respondents aged 18
and over, from 127 locations in those areas who were interviewed face-
to-face. The interviews were conducted between March 15 and March 17,
2012. The margin of error was 3%.
The Israeli sample included 600 respondents interviewed by telephone
in Hebrew, Arabic and Russian between March 11 and March 15, 2012.
The margin of error was 4.5%. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post
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