In 2005, 60% of Israeli Jews said they would support a peace deal that included Israeli withdrawal from territory and a Palestinian state • Poll shows that number has dropped to only 36% today, and 81% want Israel to retain sovereignty over Jordan Valley.
Support among the Jewish population of Israel for a peace deal with the Palestinians that would include an Israeli withdrawal from territory and the establishment of a Palestinian state is waning, according to a poll commissioned by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, headed by former Foreign Ministry Director General Dr. Dore Gold.
The poll indicates that while in 2005, 60% of respondents said they would agree to such a peace deal, the number has dropped to 36% today. The current poll results also show that only 10% of respondents said they supported conceding the Temple Mount to the Palestinians, whereas an overwhelming majority of 83% said they opposed it.
Over three-quarters (79%) of respondents said they wanted Jerusalem to remain united, compared to 15% for whom the issue was of no importance.
The poll also examined respondents’ feelings about the Jordan Valley, and 81% answered that it was important that Israel retain sovereignty over the Jordan Valley in any future peace deal. Only 8% said they believed that the issue was unimportant, and 69% said they had no faith in the idea of stationing an international force in the Jordan Valley — one of the proposals floated.
The poll was conducted by the Midgam Institute among a sample population of 521 Jewish respondents.