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PA daily reports on Israeli poll results showing majority of Israelis support two-state solution

Headline: "Survey: Large Israeli support for the two-state solution and holding regional negotiations"

"The results of a survey carried out by Israeli Peace Initiative (i.e., Israeli organization promoting a regional peace agreement) showed that support for the two-state solution is still large, irrelevant of political affiliation, and that Israelis support the idea of holding regional negotiations.

It should be noted that the organization Israeli Peace Initiative includes former security people, diplomats, and politicians in Israel from all political affiliations who support the Arab Peace Initiative.

In the survey that was published on the Al-Masdar website, it appeared that 51 percent of those who voted for the right support the two-state solution, as opposed to 73 percent of those who voted for the center, and 74 percent of those who voted for the left. In all three camps little support was shown for the one-state solution, in other words a binational state.

Likewise, the survey showed a rise in support among Israelis for holding regional negotiations, and also that the amount of supporters for that type of negotiations is equal to the amount of supporters for the idea of direct negotiations between Israel and Palestinians…

Seventy-eight percent of the participants in the survey supported an agreement that does not include the return of refugees to within Israel, or in symbolic numbers with Israel's agreement. Seventy-one percent supported an agreement that would include a demilitarized Palestinian state and special security arrangements in the Jordan Valley…

Regarding the holy sites at the Jerusalem Noble Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount), 62 percent supported the sites holy to the three religions being outside the sovereignty of any state and subject to joint Israeli, Arab, and international management, and also that worshippers of the three religions be able to enter the Noble Sanctuary.

Fifty-four percent agreed that the Israeli borders would be drawn according to the '67 borders with limited territorial exchanges that would guarantee that most of the settlements would remain under Israeli sovereignty…

Fifty-two percent of the participants in the survey supported the transfer of the Arab areas of Jerusalem to be part of the Palestinian capital, and that the Arab residents of Jerusalem, who number 350,000, would receive Palestinian citizenship rather than Israeli [citizenship]."
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