A new poll from the Israel Democracy Institution and Tel Aviv University shows a growing disconnect between the hawkish stances of the Netanyahu government and the Israeli Jewish voters.
While the government is citing the growing protests and violence among East Jerusalem’s Arabs as a reason to reject Palestinian statehood, the poll shows a strong majority, 57.2% of Israelis, want the peace talks with the Palestinians immediately restarted.
Less than 30 percent of Israeli Jews believe the talks will lead to a peace agreement, but 60 percent want the talks to be attempted, whether now or at some point in the future.
A vast majority of the poll’s responders, 64%, also said they believed Netanyahu’s decision to expand the settlements was primarily aimed at building his political support on the far right, as opposed to the national interest.
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