Poll: Israelis Mistrust International Security Pledges, Want Palestinian "Freeze" to Match Israeli Construction Freeze in West Bank

[Jerusalem Post] Zak Colman - 64% of Israeli Jews believe Israel would not be able to trust international pledges for its security in return for settlement withdrawals in the West Bank, while only 9% said it would, according to a poll released Thursday by Maagar Mohot. 71% said the government must insist that the Palestinians freeze all West Bank construction if a similar freeze were forced upon Israel. Only 20% disagreed. 62% said that PA leaders want to establish a Palestinian state in place of Israel, while only 27% said Palestinian leaders want to live side-by-side. 58% believe any pledge from PA leader Mahmoud Abbas would not bind future Palestinian leaders.

2009-07-24 06:00:00

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