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Poll: Vast Majority of Israeli Jews Oppose Palestinian State

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left), U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the Peace Conference in Washington, DC, September 2, 2010. Photo: Moshe Milner/GPO/FLASH90. – A vast majority of Jewish Israelis oppose the creation of a Palestinian state, the division of Jerusalem, and giving up the Jordan Valley, according to a new Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) poll.

The poll surveyed 505 non-Arab Israeli residents. A huge majority, 74.3 percent, said they opposed the creation of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, while 18.2 percent supported it.

When asked whether the rise of the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq influenced their opinions on territorial concessions in Judea and Samaria, 70.1 percent said it did not, 16.8 percent said they were now less supportive of concessions, and 4.8 percent said that in light of regional changes, it was now time for concessions.

Regarding a withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, 74.9 percent of respondents were against the move and 11.5 percent were in favor.

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