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Israeli poll shows little faith in Trump plan to achieve peace

A survey conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University shows that nearly 75 percent of Jewish and Arab Israelis think that a new peace proposal being promoted by the American administration has a low chance of succeeding.

Senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner and U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on June 22, 2018. Photo by Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Jerusalem.
Senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner and U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on June 22, 2018. Photo by Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Jerusalem.

A recent survey shows that Israelis do not believe that a proposal by U.S. President Donald Trump will be successful in achieving a goal of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Released on Monday, the survey conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University shows that nearly 75 percent of Jewish and Arab Israelis feel that a plan by the American administration has either very low or moderately low chances to succeed.

An overwhelming 77 percent of respondents said they believe that Israel’s interests are important to the American president, with more than 60 percent saying they believe that the interests of the Palestinians are not.

The poll also showed that while more than half of respondents supported negotiations with the Palestinians, less than 20 percent thought the talks would lead to peace.

Another recent poll of Israelis showed strong favorable feelings towards Trump and his policy on Israel. A June poll by the American Jewish Committee found that 77 percent of Israelis approve of his handling of U.S.-Israel relations, with 85 percent in favor of his transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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