Yesterday, Hebrew University (
-- Refugees: 55% oppose a settlement in which refugees would be given an unrestricted right to return to a Palestinian state, a limited right to return to
Israel, and compensation to all refugees for their “refugeehood” and loss of property.
Jerusalem: 63% oppose a Jerusalem compromise in which East Jerusalem would become the capital of the Palestinian state and the Old City (including the Temple Mount but excluding the Jewish Quarter and the “Wailing Wall”) would come under Palestinian sovereignty.
Palestinian State: 74% oppose a Palestinian state that would have no army, but would have a strong security force and a multinational force deployed to ensure its security and safety.
-- Recognition of
Israel: 66% believe Hamas should not accept international demands regarding recognition of Israel as a precondition for continued donor support for the Palestinian Authority.
-- Crimes Against Humanity: 56% support armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside
-- Reconciliation: 49% believe reconciliation with Israelis is not possible ever.
We are constantly told there is a distinction between the Hamas-controlled government and the Palestinian public: the “government” should be ostracized until it recognizes
But the new poll demonstrates there is no significant difference in their beliefs.