Sam, where do you get your stats? Here's mine... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 24.10.11 | 14:59 (IST)

    According to the Geneva Accord website on Palestinian polls, these are the facts: From a published Palestinian Public Opinion Survey (Alpha Intern.) dated Dec. 21, 2010 - apparently 78.8% majority of Palestinians support " the Palestinian state " in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem (it's interpreted then that in the other part, they support Israel's existence); here's the clincher Sam, 2/3 or 67.6% support complete Israeli withdrawal from all 1967 occupied Palestinian territories including East Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank (with no more then 3% of land exchange equally from both sides); there's more Sam... 56.2% favoured establishing a "Palestinian state living side by side with Israel is possible and 73.5% expressed their support to Geneva Initiative. All these surveys take into account the political conditions, which you know are not at their optimum with relations between PM Netanyahu and President Abbas (unlike with PM Olmert); there's more..." 77.8% assessed the performance of the Palestinian President as " good " while 71.3% described the performance of Fayyad's government as "good" and 53.1% prefer a political solution. Therefore, if 2/3 of Palestinians support the PA which has signed agreements towards a peaceful diplomatic resolution to the territorial conflict based on the parameters of the concessions discussed since the 1967 U.N.S.C. resolutions which Israel agreed to adhere, then no one is "enforcing a peace deal " upon Israel. Israel agreed to the parameters of establishing the two states alongside one another and the majorities of both sides support this compromise. I hope you follow what I've written Sam and you're lucky to have such a comprehensive response from me today as I don't have to teach today or clean the house!

    from the article: Netanyahu is holding Israel hostage
    First published 03:06 24.10.11 | Last updated 03:06 24.10.11
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