Below is the full poll commissioned by Israel Policy Center for Promoting Parliamentary Democracy and Jewish Values in Israeli Public Life. It is even more revealing than the excerpts published yesterday–Israelis OVERWHELMINGLY OPPOSE dividing Jerusalem. Israelis OVERWHELMINGLY OPPOSE giving up the Temple Mount. Israelis OVERWHELMINGLY OPPOSE kicking the Jews out of Judea and Samaria. Israelis OVERWHELMINGLY AGREE that Israel should take a tougher stance with the Palestinians.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is carrying out negotiations with the head of the PA, Abu Mazen, on an agreement that he claims will advance an arrangement with the Palestinians, within the framework of which the IDF will withdraw from Judea and Samaria, Jewish communities will be evacuated from there, part of Jerusalem will be transferred to the Palestinians and a Palestinian state will be established in those areas.
- In your opinion, is Abu Mazen and his government able or unable today to prevent terror attacks and the firing of rockets against Israel from the areas of Judea and Samaria? Unable 77%
- Should Israel withdraw from the territories of Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem, what do you think the chances are that Hamas takes over these areas? High chance 27% Very high 38%
- In your opinion, what are the chances that rockets will be fired at Israeli cities should the IDF withdraw from areas in Judea and Samaria or Jerusalem? High 23% Very high 32%
- In light of the current situation of the PA, do you support or oppose Israel committing to transfer sovereignty over the Temple Mount to the Palestinians?Oppose 78%
- In light of the current situation of the PA, do you support or oppose that Israel should commit to transfer parts of Jerusalem to Palestinian control? Oppose 69%
- In light of the current situation of the PA, do you support or oppose that Israel should commit to remove the IDF from most of Judea and Samaria,and transfer it to Palestinian control? Oppose 61%
- In light of the experience with the disengagement, do you support oroppose that Israel should commit to a mass evacuation of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria? Oppose 65%
- In light of past experience, do you believe that the evacuation of communities and withdrawal of the IDF from territories strengthens or weakens Israel security and international standing? Weakens 59%
- Do you support or oppose the proposal according to which the State of Israel will offer reasonable compensation to Palestinians in Judea andSamaria in order that they agree to emigrate to other countries? Support 54%
- Do you agree or disagree with the claim that today, in retrospect, the drive to achieve peace with the Palestinians has done damage to the State of Israel? Agree 52%
- Do you agree or disagree with the claim that in light of the experience of the past Israel should deal with the Palestinians with a tougher approach and not seek simple ways to solve the Israel-Arab conflict? Agree 65%
- Minister Eli Yishai, chairman of the Shas Party, said a number of weeks ago that Shas will not give its hand to the division of Jerusalem. In light of this declaration, do you think that Shas should leave the Olmert Government if an agreement is signed with Abu Mazen that includes the division of Jerusalem? Should 60%
- The JNF was founded by the Zionist movement in order to purchase land in Israel and to settle Jews in it. Recently the Supreme Court ruled that the JNF cannot designate its land exclusively for Jewish settlement, and in light of this the Knesset approved, in a preliminary reading, a law that permits designating the land of the JNF exclusively to Jews. Do you support or oppose this proposed law? Support 63%
For the Full Survey results click here: Detailed Poll Results show strong opposition to positions Secretary Rice and Pres. Peres claim are held by Israeli public