Survey: Americans See Israel as Ally

[Jerusalem Post] Jonah Newman - 65% of Americans see Israel as an important ally, according to a survey conducted Oct. 6-19, 2007, and released Sunday by the Anti-Defamation League. 45% sympathize more with the Israeli people, compared to 16% who sympathize more with the Palestinians. A similar poll in 2005 showed 42% sympathetic to Israel and 13% sympathetic to the Palestinians, while a 2003 poll was 40% and 15%. 57% of Americans say that Palestinians must end terror and recognize Israel before a Palestinian state can be created. 60% of Americans believe that any peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians must be accomplished with minimal U.S. involvement. "These findings are reassuring, not only because of continuing strong support for Israel, but because Americans understand that without a major Palestinian effort to deal with terrorism, there can be no viable Palestinian state," said ADL National Director Abraham Foxman.

2007-11-19 01:00:00

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