Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations won’t yield peace deal, 80 percent in poll say

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, and Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat address reporters on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 30, 2013. Credit: State Department.

( About 80 percent of Israeli respondents in a new poll, conducted by New Wave Research for Israel Hayom , said Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations would not produce a permanent peace agreement to end the conflict.

About 6 percent of the 500 respondents, who included Israeli Jews ages 18 and up, said a peace agreement would be reached, and 14 percent did not express on opinion on the result of Israeli-Palestinian conflict talks.

The poll indicates that Israeli Jews are growing more skeptical about negotiations as they progress. In a similar Israel Hayom poll in July, 73 percent of respondents said an agreement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would not be reached through the current U.S.-brokered negotiations.


Posted on August 16, 2013 .