Study: 58% of Israelis say two states won't bring peace

December 18, 2012 13:26
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According to an Israel Democracy Institute study, 58% of Israelis do not believe that a two-state solution will end the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

The results were revealed during a panel discussion at the Sapir College in Sderot on Tuesday titled "Agreement for Peace" which engaged public opinion about the conflict and premises for its resolution.

Prof. Tamar Hermann presented a study carried out by the Israel Democracy Institute which dealt with the question: "What is the position of the Jewish public in Israel towards peace with the Palestinians?"

The research showed that peace with the Palestinians in 2012 is not one of the top priorities for citizens of Israel. Further, it showed the social justice protests of 2011 had "almost no effect" on the rate of achieving peace with the Palestinians.

According to the study, the importance of peace and security in 2012 is one of the lowest measured priorities for the Israeli public. It's index, according to the study, is 14.7, compared to 56.8 in 1969.

MK Aryeh Eldad commented on the findings, saying the public is "not ready to buy the faulty product we call Oslo," adding that partition cannot solve the conflict which is centered around far more than just territory.

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