Deal of the Century: Only 10% say it will bring peace

Half of Israelis say post-indictment Netanyahu can't be Prime Minister

US President Donald Trump arrives to address US mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, January 24, 2020. (photo credit: JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump arrives to address US mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, January 24, 2020.
(photo credit: JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)
Only 10% of Israelis are optimistic that US President Donald Trump’s new “Deal of the Century” diplomatic plan will bring about peace between Israelis and Palestinians, a Kantar poll taken for KAN found on Wednesday.
The poll found that 61% of the 553 respondents, representing a statistical sample of the Israeli population, did not believe the plan would lead to peace, and 29% said they did not know.
Asked if they favor applying Israeli law to Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley before the election, 43% said yes, 28% said no and the rest did not know.
The poll also asked if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can keep his job once his criminal trial begins. Nearly half the respondents – 48% – said no, while 32% said yes and the remaining respondents were undecided.
Netanyahu fared similarly in a Midgam poll of 503 respondents broadcast on Channel 12, in which 52% said Netanyahu could not run the country and his trial at the same time, 39% said he could and 9% said they did not know.
The Midgam poll found that half of respondents supported Trump’s plan, 26% opposed it and 24% admitted that they did not know what it says.
When a survey of 743 respondents taken by pollster Camil Fuchs for Channel 13 asked specifically about applying Israeli law to settlements in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, 51% were in favor, 26% opposed and 23% did not know. Among Blue and White voters, 41% were in favor, 31% were against and 28% were undecided.


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