Poll: Most Palestinians, Israelis Want Two-state Solution

Independent survey finds 74% of Palestinians, 78% of Israelis willing to live alongside each other peacefully.

The vast majority of Israelis and Palestinians are willing to live alongside each other peacefully in separate states, according to an independent poll released on Wednesday.

Results of the poll, commissioned by the grass-roots OneVoice Movement, indicate that 74 percent of Palestinians and 78 percent of Israelis are willing to accept a two-state solution.

The margin of error on the Palestinian side was 4.1 percent and 4.5 percent on the Israeli side, the group said.

Polling was conducted over the phone in Israel and was done in person in the Palestinian territories. OneVoice said the poll counters fears that the two-state solution is losing support in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The OneVoice Movement aims to bring Israelis and Palestinians together and advocates a two-state solution, and to "amplify the voice of Israeli and Palestinian moderates, empowering them to seize back the agenda for conflict resolution," according to its Web site.

The movement has over 650,000 signatories in roughly equal numbers among Israelis and Palestinians.

The poll was conducted by Colin Irwin of the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool, Nader Said of Arab World for Research and Development in the West Bank and the Dahaf Research Institute in Tel Aviv.