The majority of Israelis and of Palestinians support the two-state solution

Results of the Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll, December 2013

These are the results of the most recent joint Israeli Palestinian poll that gained the attention of U.S Secretary of State John Kerry. The poll was conducted jointly by the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah. This joint survey was conducted with the support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

The majority of Israelis (63%) and of Palestinians (53%) support the two-state solution. However, the mutual threat perceptions are very high and 83% of Palestinians and 55% of Israelis feel threatened by the intentions of other side.

During his most recent meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu U.S Secretary of State John Kerry quoted the results of the Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll:

“We have always known that achieving peace is a long and complicated process. It’s a tough road. But this is not mission impossible. I would note the recent poll by Hebrew University and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research which shows the majorities of Israelis and Palestinians back two-state solution, though both remain suspicious of the other side.”

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Israel, January 1, 2014