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Does the majority of the Israeli Jews know what it wants?

What Israel “Peace Indicator” says?

The Lebanese daily Al Nahar published a piece by its correspondent in Israel, the Palestinian/Israeli Antoine Shalhat, titled “Israel “Peace Indicator”.

The article says: “The September survey for Israel “Peace Indicator”, which corresponded with the repercussions of (Mahmoud Abbas) officially submitting a letter to the UN for recognition of a Palestinian State, showed the following pieces of intelligence:

1)  77% of Israeli Jews are for the resumption of negotiation.

2)  70% believe that negotiations will not lead to any peace between the concerned parties;

3)  43% oppose any reduction in internal security budget;

4)  50% want such a reduction in the budget;

6)  49% asked for government flexibility in resuming the negotiation process, before formal recognition of the Palestinian State;

7)  48% oppose any kinds of negotiations;

8)  59% agree that it is not in Israel interest a recognition of a Palestinian State;

9)  51% are for cooperation with the potential Palestinian State;

10)  79% do not believe that the current Palestinian Authority is capable of delivering on promises;

What do these data demonstrate?

First, the vast majority of Israeli Jews does not believe that the peace and reconciliation is within reach;

Second, the majority does not see how a Palestinian State can serve Israel best interest;

Third, the vast majority considers the negotiation process  as purely tactical in nature. Just to appease world community concerns, and to provide a breathing period…

It seems that the question “Does Israel want negotiation” is not as important as formulating an answer to “What does Israel want from any negotiation“. Israel is plainly faking readiness to negotiate peace and reconciliation with the occupied Palestinians.

Israel has no idea what it wants in the medium-term that could alleviate the fast deteriorating internal and external conditions.

Note:  You may read the previous post on the state of democracy and sectarianism in Israel




June 2023

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