Nearly two-thirds of Israelis don’t trust Kerry on security, poll says

Secretary of State John Kerry (center), who is attempting to formulate a framework proposal in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations, pictured with chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and chief Israeli negotiator Tzipi Livni. Credit: State Department.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Sixty-four percent of Israelis do not trust U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to take Israel’s security into account as a “crucial factor” in the framework peace proposal he is attempting to formulate in the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations, a new poll published on Tuesday found.

The monthly Peace Index poll of the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University found that the lack of trust in Kerry was prevalent both among Israeli Jews (66 percent) and Israeli Arabs (53 percent).

According to the poll, 74 percent of Israeli Jews believe the U.S. is putting more pressure on Israel than on the Palestinians to accept the framework proposal.

The survey, conducted from March 3-4, included 603 respondents who constitute a representative sample of the adult population of Israel.

Posted on March 12, 2014 .