Polls are designed to mislead the masses - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cynic #2
    • 13.01.11 | 09:54 (IST)

    I just wonder what is the educational level of those who responded. I bet the majority of those polled are laborers, car mechanics, and municipal trash collectors. Of course they want to live under Israel, of course they want health insurance, of course they want better paid jobs (as laborers and trash collectors). It is a well known fact that the majority of educated Palestinian Jeruselamites have better paid jobs in Ramallah, not in Israel. Even though, Jerusalem does not belong just to the those that have been polled, it belongs to all Arabs and Muslims. So really the CFR has to poll 1.3 billion Muslims. The fate of Jerusalem cannot and should not be decided by such a stupid poll. The issue of Jerusalem's future extends far beyond its boundaries and involves far more people than those polled. In a sense, their opinions are just another statistic and no more.

    from the article: Would East Jerusalem Arabs rather be citizens of Israel or Palestine?
    First published 03:57 13.01.11 | Last updated 03:57 13.01.11
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