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Friday, January 10, 2014

Overwhelming majorities of Jews say there won't be an agreement and we won't give up Jordan Valley

A new poll of Israeli Jews finds that 80% don't expect an agreement between Israel and the 'Palestinians,' and 73% aren't willing to leave the Jordan Valley for the sake of peace a piece of paper.
The survey was conducted by Maagar - Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting Institute Ltd., managed by Professor Yitzhak Katz. The survey was conducted by telephone 8-9 January 2014 of a sample of 507 respondents, constituting a representative sample of adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs).
Results published in Makor Rishon and Maariv on 10 January 2014.
Statistical error +/- 4.5 percentage points.

Will the negotiations today via the USA lead to a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians?
No 80% Yes 9% Other 11%

Are you ready to forego the presence of the IDF in the Jordan Valley as part of a peace agreement with the Palestinians?
No 73% Yes 20% Other 7%

Would you support a peace agreement based on the retention of the settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria, exchange of territories - Arab communities in the Triangle in exchange for territories in Judea and Samaria - recognition of Israel as a Jewish State and staged withdrawal from the Jordan Valley?
Support 34% Oppose 53% Other 13%
I guess someone forgot to tell John Kerry.

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