Survey: Israeli Arab Leaders Should Focus Less on Palestinian Issue

(Israel Democracy Institute) Sammy Smooha - The Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel 2012 survey sponsored by the University of Haifa and the Israel Democracy Institute found: 56% of Arabs reconciled themselves to Israel as a state with a Jewish majority, though 70% think it is not justified that Israel maintains a Jewish majority. 73% of Arabs want Arab political parties joining the government, 58% say they do not trust Arab leaders in Israel, and 76% maintain that Arab leaders should deal more with settling daily problems and less with Israel's dispute with the Palestinians. The proportion of Arabs denying Israel's right to exist was 21% in 1976, 7% in 1995, 11% in 2003, and 25% in 2012.

2013-06-26 00:00:00

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