Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Survey of Egyptians Shows Openness to Israel

A national survey of 800 Egyptians (margin of error +/- 3.46 percent) shows that millions of Egyptians are exhibiting an encouraging openness to Israel.

Egypt is the leading Arab nation in the region and for the moment has moved toward accepting engagement and normalization with Israel. On many issues, the Egyptian public is ready for peace and has more open views than others in the region.

"This groundbreaking and statistically valid research shows conclusively that Egypt, which made peace with Israel 30 years ago when Israel gave up all of Sinai and Sadat came to Jerusalem, is open to lasting peace," said pollster Stanley Greenberg, Ph.D., whose firm, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQRR) led the research. "Clearly the actions of Egyptian leaders - from Anwar Sadat to President Mubarak - stand above those of others in the region. Egyptians are much more open to America, President Obama, and Israel than Arabs in Gaza and Jordan."