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December 20, 2012 1:45 pm

Survey: Three-Quarters of Israelis do Not Believe Territorial Concessions Will Solve Conflict

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The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs has released the results of a survey, “Views of the Israeli Public on Israeli Security and Resolution of the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” showing that 76 percent of all Israelis and 83 percent of Jewish Israelis do not believe that a withdrawal to the 1967 lines and a division of Jerusalem would solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The findings were derived from a representative sample of responses from Israeli adults, gathered by telephone this November.

Also according to the survey results, 61 percent of Israeli Jews think that it is more important for Israel to have defensible borders than to have peace that would ensure Israel’s security. This percentage went up from 49 percent in 2005. Seventy-eight percent of Israeli Jews also said they would change their vote if their preferred political party expresses willingness to relinquish eastern Jerusalem to Palestinian control. Fifty-nine percent of Israeli Jews feel the same way about the Jordan Valley.

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