Poll shows sharp drop in Jewish support for ‘land for peace’

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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.

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  1. the terrorists don’t bend. ISRAEL leaders bend so far to give away whats not theirs that they are walking with their heads looking through at knee level.
    give the terrorists an offer that they can only refuse. state that this is a final offer. give them 30 days to respond, tell them this is between them and us, any outside involvement will void the offer.
    then in eddies words crop spray the weeds.
    then theres the good old Anglo Saxon Saying ‘F. O.’

  2. I’d like to see one politician who could guarantee a land for peace deal with his life. It failed with Jordan, it failed with Gaza and it even failed in Pakistan, which had nothing to do with Jews. Muslims don’t keep deals and even if they do sign, the Koran forbids a deal with infidels to last more than 10 years. The Muslims have broken the ceasefires made with Israel. They keep repeating they will destroy all of Israel. They only respect force. This poll is showing that Israelis are seeing the light and realize land deals have failed. Trump is a builder- let him build towns for the “Palestinians” in Palestine/Jordan. There is a vast expanse of land in east Jordan which is already Palestine.

  3. 2017 will be the year Israel takes Judea and Samaria under its total sovereignty and the Arabs who do not like it can move to Jordan, Gaza and the homes with the 120,000 sq. km. of Jewish owned land the Arabs confiscated when they terrorized and expelled over a million Jewish families and confiscated all their assets valued in the trillions of dollars. These million Jewish families were mostly resettled in The Land of Israel and today comprise over half the population.

    The British after WWI, asked and accepted the Mandate for Palestine as trustee for the Jewish people, to rebuild the Jewish National Home in all of Palestine aka The Historical Land of Israel for over 3,000 years (as confirmed by the U.S. Congress resolution of 1922 and the 1919 Faisal Weizmann Agreement), but failed miserably and intentionally to live up to their duty and commitment, while stabbing the Jews in the back and violating international treaties and agreements. (Historical records show, the British military and police in Palestine was anti-Semitic and caused the deaths of many Jews). The British bribed the Arabs by giving them without authority three quarters of Jewish historical and allocated territory as the new Arab-Palestinian State, and provided them with weapons and military training in order to get control of the oil reserves in the Middle East (since the Arabs/Muslims received over 12 million sq. km of territory with a wealth of oil reserves). The British went to such extreme to block Jewish immigration into Palestine aka The Land of Israel, that millions of Jews trying to escape extermination by the Nazis died, and after WWII the British sent their agents to blow up Jewish Holocaust survivors refugee ships under “Operation Embarrass”. It is amazing how Britain was justified at defending itself after German V2 rockets hit London and the British and American planes went on daily bombing of German cities killing hundreds of thousand civilians, and The U.S. bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki with Atom bombs, but Israel has no right to defend itself against rockets, terror and violence by the Arabs. What a discriminatory double standard.
    It is time for Israel to defend itself with no holds barred and take full control and autonomy on all the territory west of the Jordan River and take over Gaza and demilitarize it.
    YJ Draiman

    The Arab Muslims who are in the Land of Israel. In fact they are Arabs whose forebears invaded this land in 637AD after killing the Jews in Medina and taking over the city. Well tough luck, just as the Muslim Arabs took over someone else’s land, the descendants of the original Jewish occupants returned in numbers – and have been doing so more than 100 years – and now the descendants of the Arab occupiers should be forced to return to Arabia. Yes, I know it’s tough, but it was tough on the original Jewish inhabitants being driven out of their land by the Romans in 70AD and then finding bloody Arabs in their land when they wished to return.
    History is tough, so, in my opinion, the vagrant Arabs, we know you think that once Muslims have occupied some land – like Spain and Israel – it’s yours in perpetuity. Only mental retards think that way. Why did the Arabs expel over a million Jewish families from their countries and confiscated all their assets including homes and about 50 thousand sq. miles of territory after the Jews have lived there for over 2,800 years.

  4. This looks to me as a support for Bennett & Shaked position!
    The West remains at war with the Jews!

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