Pre-1967 lines withdrawal opposed by most Israeli Jews, poll shows

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 60 percent of Israeli Jews trust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to<br />
conduct Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations in a way that safeguards<br />
Israel’s security, while 37 percent do not, a new poll shows. Credit:<br />
Cherie Cullen.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Sixty-three percent of Israeli Jews oppose
a withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines, with land swaps, as part of a permanent
peace agreement with the Palestinians, the latest monthly Peace Index poll
released by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University shows.

 60 percent of Israeli Jews trust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to<br />
conduct Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations in a way that safeguards<br />
Israel’s security, while 37 percent do not, a new poll shows. Credit:<br />
Cherie Cullen.

60
percent of Israeli Jews trust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to conduct Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations in a way that safeguards Israel’s security,
while 37 percent do not, a new poll shows. Credit: Cherie Cullen.

The poll found that 79 percent of Israeli Jews
think the renewed negotiations with the Palestinians have a low chance of
success of yielding a peace agreement, while 18 percent believe they have a
high chance. Among Israeli Arabs, 41 percent think the talks have a low chance
of success, while 47 percent believe there is a high chance.

According to the poll, 60 percent of Israeli
Jews trust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to conduct negotiations with the
Palestinians in a way that safeguards Israel’s security, while 37 percent do
not. Among Israeli Arabs, 29 percent trust Netanyahu to do so, while 64 percent
do not.

As part of a permanent peace agreement with
security arrangements, a demilitarized Palestinian state, international
guarantees, and a Palestinian declaration of the end of conflict, 77 percent of
Israeli Jews oppose recognition of a Palestinian “right of return” involving
the return of a small number of refugees and financial compensation for the
rest.

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Source: JNS.org

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