'60% of Israelis would some of J'lem for peace'

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 19, 2006 14:18

Six out of 10 Israeli Jews would be willing to give up Arab neighborhoods in east Jerusalem as part of a final peace deal with the Palestinians, but few would give up the Old City, site of Judaism's holiest shrine, the Western Wall, according to a survey published Thursday. Thirty-six percent of the 500 Israeli Jews surveyed nationwide by the Tazpit Research Institute weren't willing to make any territorial concessions in the disputed city, which both Israel and the Palestinians claim as their capital. The findings reflect an overwhelming belief among those surveyed that Jerusalem should have a large Jewish majority, Tazpit director Aharon Fein said: 95.3 percent think a sizable Jewish majority in the city is very important, according to the results of the poll, which had a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.


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