Secretary of State Rice addressed the 3,500 delegates to the United Jewish Communities (UJC) General Assembly in
Most Palestinians now believe that
Israel will always be their neighbor and that no Palestinian state is going to be born through violence.
It is unlikely that any Palestinian public opinion poll has ever asked the question “Do you believe
(a) I certainly hope not.
(b) Not if I can help it.
(c) Don’t know.
(d) Ron Paul.
On the other hand, there have been multiple actual Palestinian opinion polls in the last few months, and they paint a different picture than the one on which the Secretary of State is basing her current diplomacy. They are analyzed here.
In the just-released poll by the Jerusalem Media and
I’m also confident the Palestinian leaders (whom Secretary Rice in her address called “Palestinian reformers”) will warn that, if their position is not accepted, a Palestinian state is going to be born through violence.