Sunday, March 6, 2011

Poll: A Majority of Israeli's fear greater peace deal pressure

(AFP).Most Israelis believe their country will come under increased international pressure to strike a peace accord with the Palestinians in the aftermath of massive Arab uprisings, public radio said on Saturday, citing an opinion poll.

A Rafi Smith opinion poll shows that 55% of Israelis believe that Israel's international position will only worsen unless the government takes the initiative - only 34% were of the view that nothing would change. Eleven percent were undecided. Kadima, Labor and secular voters said Israel must so something, the 34% who felt that no diplomatic change was necessary were mainly Likud and Lieberman supporters.

A total of 500 people were surveyed by Rafi Smith polling institute which placed the margin of error at 4.5 percentage points.