Poll: Most Israelis Reject Jordan Valley Withdrawal by IDF

(Jerusalem Post) Benji Rosen - 63% of Israelis (74% of Israeli Jews) oppose Israel withdrawing from the Jordan Valley, even if international forces take on responsibility for Israel's security along the West Bank, a recent poll by Mina Tzemach of Midgam for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs revealed. The U.S. has proposed that international forces be installed in the Jordan Valley as part of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. Jerusalem Center president Dore Gold said the likely explanation of the results involved the UN's historical inability to defend Israel's borders, such as prior to the Six-Day War in 1967. UN forces in Lebanon also failed to prevent the First and Second Lebanon Wars and Hizbullah's rearmament. The poll also showed that over 70% of Israelis were against dividing Jerusalem and transferring the Temple Mount to the Palestinians.

2013-10-30 00:00:00

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