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19
Oct
2014

New Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews Oppose a Palestinian State on the 1967 Lines, Israeli Withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, and the Division of Jerusalem


Since 2005, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs has conducted opinion polls on the peace process, Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 lines, continued Israeli control of the Jordan Valley, and the proposed division of Jerusalem.

According to the latest poll conducted on October 12-14, 2014, by Shivukim-Panorama for the Jerusalem Center, 75% of the Israeli Jewish public continue to oppose Israel’s withdrawal from the Jordan Valley and the division of Jerusalem.

Moreover, the rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East has made the Israeli public even less ready for territorial concessions in the West Bank. While 70% report that the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) has not affected their position, 17% say it has made them less ready for concessions, while 5% say they are more ready for concessions.

Some 75% of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means an Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley. A similar percentage would oppose the replacement of the IDF with international forces in the Jordan Valley. Notably, 52% of Israelis who identify with “the left” oppose the replacement of the IDF with international forces in the Jordan Valley.

Overall, 74% of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines, while 76% oppose a Palestinian state if it means the division of Jerusalem.

 

Profile of respondents

 

Total

Ideology

Group

Right

Center

Left

Veterans

Former USSR

How do you identify yourself? (Total #)

 

505

 

304

 

125

 

68

 

421

 

84

1. In light of the spread of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, has this affected your stance regarding Israeli territorial concessions in the West Bank?

 

 

Total

Ideology

Group

Right

Center

Left

Veterans

Former USSR

More ready for concessions

4.8%

2.3%

4.0%

17.6%

5.7%

Less ready for concessions

16.8%

23.7%

9.6%

14.3%

29.8%

No change

70.1%

66.8%

75.2%

73.5%

72.2%

59.5%

Don’t know/no answer

8.3%

7.2%

11.2%

8.8%

7.8%

10.7%

2. Do you support or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines?

 

 

Total

Ideology

Group

Right

Center

Left

Veterans

Former USSR

Support

18.2%

4.3%

21.6%

72.1%

21.4%

2.4%

Oppose

74.3%

91.8%

63.2%

19.1%

71.5%

88.1%

Don’t know/no answer

7.5%

3.9%

15.2%

8.8%

7.1%

9.5%

3. Do you support or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means an Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley?

 

 

Total

Ideology

Group

Right

Center

Left

Veterans

Former USSR

Support

11.5%

6.3%

11.2%

35.3%

13.1%

3.6%

Oppose

74.9%

85.2%

67.2%

42.6%

76.0%

69.0%

Don’t know/no answer

13.7%

8.6%

21.6%

22.1%

10.9%

27.4%

4. Would you agree to the replacement of the IDF with international forces in the Jordan Valley?

 

 

Total

Ideology

Group

Right

Center

Left

Veterans

Former USSR

Agree

16.6%

10.2%

20.0%

38.2%

18.1%

9.5%

Disagree

75.4%

84.5%

67.2%

51.5%

74.8%

78.6%

Don’t know/no answer

7.9%

5.3%

12.8%

10.3%

7.1%

11.9%

5. Do you support or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means the division of Jerusalem?

 

 

Total

Ideology

Group

Right

Center

Left

Veterans

Former USSR

Support

16.2%

6.9%

20.8%

51.5%

18.8%

3.6%

Oppose

76.2%

89.1%

64.8%

39.7%

74.3%

85.7%

Don’t know/no answer

7.5%

3.9%

14.4%

8.8%

6.9%

10.7%

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