Survey: Only 28.2 percent of Israelis say Palestinian peace partner exists

Click photo to download. Caption: PA President Mahmoud Abbas.( Following the Palestinians’ unilateral move to obtain nonmember observer state status at the United Nations last month, a new survey says just 28.2 percent of Israelis believe their country has a partner for peace in negotiations with the Palestinians.

According to the Gal Hadash survey, conducted for Israel Hayom, 62.4 percent of Israelis say they have no Palestinian peace partner.

Only 28.2% of Israelis believe that Israel has a partner for peace in negotiations with the Palestinians, according to a new survey conducted by Gal Hadash for Yisrael Hayom. 62.4% say there is no partner for peace.

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Dec. 13 publicly supported a two-state solution and said, “I do not agree with [exiled Hamas chief [Khaled] Mashaal about not recognizing Israel,” Israel National News reported.

But on Dec. 10, the PA’s Al-Hayat Al-Jadida newspaper published a logo for Fatah’s 48th anniversary featuring a map of all of Israel marked as “Palestine,” according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). The logo also includes a dove breaking to symbolize the “freeing of all Palestinian prisoners,” a golden dome to represent “both Islam and the Palestinian claim to Jerusalem,” and a rifle for “the Palestinian claim of ownership to houses within Israel,” PMW said.

Posted on December 14, 2012 .