Israelis, Palestinians Pro Peace Process, but Not Hopeful

As President Barack Obama attempts to reinvigorate peace talks in the Middle East, Gallup surveys show the peace process is what Israelis and Palestinians still want. The stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process stands in stark contrast to the wishes of the Palestinian and Israeli people who broadly support it. Gallup polling last fall in Israel and the Palestinian Territories found non-Jewish (mostly Arabic speaking) Israelis expressing the highest level of support for the peace process, at 89%, followed by 72% support among Palestinians living in the West Bank, 70% among Jewish Israelis, and 62% among Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. [cont.]

Lydia Saad & Elizabeth Mendes, Gallup