Friday, December 21, 2012

Poll: Jews and Palestinians Alike Are Uncompromisable on the Status of Jerusalem

Very Interesting fact that might prove Livni and the left being on the wrong side of the aisle, in the debate over Jerusalem, which may very well turn out to be a dominating theme in this election season. 

70% of Israeli Jews are unwilling to compromise over Jerusalem, a city that should remain the undivided capital of Israel, according to a  poll conducted exclusively for the Sir Bani Yas Forum By Dr. James Zogby.

As of Tzipi Livni's indication, or Shelly Yechimovich's proclamation of supporting the Clinton parameters as part of a solution, only 30% of Israeli Jews support a solution to Jerusalem under which it will be the capital of both Israel  and Palestine and in which Arab neighborhoods will be Palestinian and Jewish, while 51% remain opposed.

Specifically,  only 28% believe Jerusalem should be divided in accordance with the Clinton parameters, where Arab sections of the city are Palestinian, and Jewish sections of the city  are Israeli, while a majority of 50% are opposed. Not to mention the division of Jerusalem on the basis of the 1967 lines, in which a super majority of 66% of Israeli Jews and 61% of Palestinians in the West bank and Gaza are opposed to.

Interesting enough, according to a Ma'agar Mohot poll published in Friday's Ma'ariv newspaper and  and broadcast on Channel 2's Mishal Cham program, 51% of Israelis in general support continued Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria.