Saturday, June 05, 2010

Maagar Mochot Poll of Israeli Jews Inside Green Line: Palestinians don't want peace

Maagar Mochot Poll of Israeli Jews Inside Green Line: Palestinians don't want peace 74%:7% Only 6% think accepting two state solution would permanently end conflict

Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 3 June 2010

Telephone poll of a representative sample of 513 adult Israeli Jews living within the Green Line, by Maagar Mohot Survey Institute (headed by Professor Yitzchak Katz) carried out 23-28 May 2010 for the Ariel University Center of Samaria. Survey error +/- 4.5 percentage points

Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria is:
The source of the conflict with the Palestinians Yes 23% So-so 18% No 58% Other 1% A real Zionist activity Yes 61% So-so 15% No 22% Other 2% Waste of state funds Yes 27% So-so 14% No 59% The state's security belt Yes 52% So-so 15% No 31% Other 2% Illegal settlement Yes 19% So-so 18% No 61% Other 2%

The Jewish residents settling in Judea and Samaria are: Real Zionists Yes 46% So-so 19% No 34% Other 1% Money grubbers Yes 13% So-so 15% No 70% Other 2% Wall of defense for state Yes 45% So-so 19% No 34% Other 2% Law breakers Yes 18% So-so 20% No 58% Other 4% Like every other Israeli citizen Yes 64% So-so 18% No 17% Other 1% Source of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Yes 20% So-so 18% No 61% Other 1% Obstacle to peace Yes 24% So-so 22% No 54%

Who of the following is the real representative of the settlers in Judea and Samaria?
27% Religious Zionists serving in combat units in the IDF
02% The hilltop youth
08% Heads of YESHA Council
04% Right wing parties
06% Heads of communities in Judea and Samaria
07% The rabbis in Judea and Samaria
33% All the above
13% Other

What do you think is the desirable solution for the areas of Judea and Samaria
04% Partial unilateral withdrawal (without agreement)
01% Full unilateral withdraw (without agreement)
37% Partial withdrawal in framework of agreement with PA
07% Full withdrawal within framework of agreement with PA
16% Continue as is
08% Partial annexation
14% Complete annexation.
13% Other

What effects your position regarding the desirable solution in Judea and Samaria Iranian threat Yes 26% So-so 7% No 62% Other 5% Positions and declarations of PA Yes 37% So-so 16% No 44% Other 3% Hamas takeover of Gaza Yes 46% So-so 13% No 36 Other 5% Qassam attacks from Gaza on communities in the south Yes 57% So-so 13% No 27% Other 3% The position of the American government headed by President Obama Yes 40% So-so 18% No 37% Other 5% The many sons of settler serving in IDF combat units Yes 40% So-so 17% No 40% Other 3% Conditions of Gush Katif evacuees Yes 46% So-so 16% No 33% Other 5% Chances of making peace with the Palestinians Yes 43% So-so 14% No 37% Other 6% The chances of making peace with the Arab states Yes 36% So-so 20% No 38% Other 6% Illegal Arab takeover of land in Negev and Galilee Yes 32% So-so 17% No 42% Other 9%

If it were up to you would be prepared to evacuate communities or settlements in Judea and Samaria not including Jerusalem in return for ending the conflict with the Palestinians and full peace?
34% Oppose any evacuation
21% Only isolated illegal settlement
15% A few legal settlements
14% A large bomber of settlements
12% All the Jews in Judea and Samaria
04% Other

If Israel accepted the two state solution what would it do to the Israeli Palestinian conflict?
34% Nothing
31% Prevent conflict worsening for a short time
20% Prevent conflict worsening for long time
06% End conflict
09% Other

Do you identify with the following statements? A government decision to continue the freeze serves Israeli interests Yes 25% So-so 19% No 49% Other 8% In the coming year a peace agreement with be signed between Israel and the PA Yes 8% So-so 14% No 72% Other 6% The Palestinians are interested in peace with the State of Israel Yes 7% So-so 14% No 74% Other 5% A failure of the Israeli Palestinian talks will bring another intifada in Judea and Samaria Yes 38% So-so 24% No 28% Other 10% The Government of Israel should continue the freeze that contributes to the negotiations with the Palestinians Yes 28% So-so 22% No 43% Other 7% The prime minister should withstand pressure to freeze construction in Jerusalem Yes 57% So-so 15% No 21% Other 7%

In your opinion, will the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria influence the decisions of the Netanyahu government regarding the future of settlements in Judea and Samaria?
13% Not at all
18% Little
41% Middle
15% Considerably
05% greatly
08% Other

How would you term the behavior of the Netanyahu Government today towards the Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria?
17% Too soft
38% Correct
30% Too hard
15% Other

Are you confident that the Israeli Government will make the right decisions about the future of settlements in Judea and Samaria? No 38% So-so 35%Yes 22% Other 5%

Do the Jewish residents - settlers in Judea and Samaria damage today relation between Israel and the American Government?
25% Hurt
37% No effect
27% Contribute
11% Other

Will Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu act in the near future in accordance with the policies of President Obama with regard to the future of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria?
24% No
37% More or less
27% Will act
12% Other

How often do you visit Judea and Samaria?
06% At least a few time a week
05% Once or twice a month
16% Few times a year
09% Once in year or two
33% More infrequently
29% Never visited
02% Other

Why do you generally visit Judea and Samaria
05% Army service (regualr and reserves)
27% Family/friends visit
06% Work/business
01% Studies
18% Hike/vacation
01% Participation in demonstrations
07% Other purposes
35% Never visit/others

What do you consider yourself
15%Very right
34% Moderate right
31% Center
13% Moderate left
01% Very Left
06 % Other

48% Secular
24% traditional
13% National religious
15% Ultra orthodox/National religious-ultra orthodox

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