Poll shows most Israelis oppose Arab peace plan

Sixty-one percent of Israelis oppose and 66 of Palestinians support a plan that offers Israel full Arab recognition for a withdrawal from all "occupied" lands, a poll showed Tuesday. The Arab League first proposed this in 2002. Some Israeli and Palestinian leaders are trying to revive the idea. The joint survey by an Israeli and a Palestinian polling company also indicates that 49 percent of Israelis and 57 percent of Palestinians want the US to become more involved in solving their conflict. The poll further showed that, 51 percent of Israelis and 74 percent of Palestinians support an extension of a the Gaza truce that expires Friday. The error margin among Israelis was 4.5 percentage points and among Palestinians 3 percentage points.