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A majority of the public (57 percent) believes Israel should make a unilateral
move to determine its borders with the Palestinian territories, using the path
of the existing separation wall as a guide, a poll found.
The majority of
the Jewish Israeli public (61%) supports the two-state solution, the poll,
conducted by Rafi Smith for nonpartisan political movement Blue White Future
released on Friday found.
Twenty-three percent of the public, however,
support a binational state, without giving Palestinians full civic rights, while
7% think Israel should give Palestinians full civic rights. Thirteen percent
think the situation should remain as it is.
The finding that nearly a
quarter of respondents (23%) support a binational state, without full civic
rights for Palestinians, marked a notable rise from the findings of the December
2012 poll, in which only 13% of respondents supported such a
Twenty-eight percent of Bayit Yehudi voters support the
two-state solution, a rise from a poll conducted in December 2012 in which only
24% expressed support for such a solution.
An even bigger rise was noted
among Shas voters, with 38% saying they support the two-state solution, as
opposed to 13% who supported it in December.
The poll was conducted among
a sample of 500 Jewish adults in Israel in April.
Blue White Future, the
nonpartisan political movement that commissioned the poll, states its objective
as seeking “to help resolve the Israeli- Palestinian conflict on the basis of a
‘two states for two peoples’ solution by facilitating the relocation of settlers
so that all Israel’s citizens reside within secure permanent borders that
guarantee a Jewish majority.”
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