New Poll: Two State Solution Remains an Acceptable Resolution for Vast Majority of Israelis & Palestinians
74% of Palestinians willing to accept Two State Solution
78% of Israelis willing to accept Two State Solution
MAJORITIES ON BOTH SIDES SUPPORT A NEGOTIATED PEACE
71% of Palestinians & 77% of Israelis feel Negotiations are 'Essential' or 'Desirable'
ONEVOICE LAUNCHES TOWN HALL MEETINGS SERIES IN
OneVoice is an international grassroots collective using civic engagement to mobilize citizens and their leaders to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a mutually-acceptable two state agreement which ends the occupation, guarantees the security of
The poll was commissioned by OneVoice in collaboration with Dr.
The results indicate that 74% of Palestinians and 78% of Israelis are willing to accept a two state solution (an option rated on a range from 'tolerable' to 'essential'), while 59% of Palestinians and 66% of Israelis find a single bi-national state 'unacceptable.' Additionally, according to the data, 77% of Israelis and 71% of Palestinians consider a negotiated peace 'essential' or 'desirable.' Ninety-four percent of Palestinians and 74% of Israelis think that the people must be continually informed on the negotiations process.
The poll also reveals that consensus still needs to be built. The findings imply that mainstream Israeli and Palestinian populations still have yet to acknowledge the significant priorities and fears on the other side. While the issue of greatest significance for Palestinians is freedom from occupation (94% deem it a 'very significant' problem in the peace process, ranking it the primary issue on the Palestinian side), only 30% of Israelis find it to be 'very significant,' ranking the issue 15th on the Israeli side. Similarly, the primary issue on the Israeli side is stopping attacks on civilians (90% rate it a 'very significant' issue). This issue meets with 50% approval on the Palestinian side, and ranks as 19 in a list of 21 issues. Significant gaps in public consensus persist as well on the issues of settlements and refugees - two issues on which there was no single proposed solution which met with majority approval on both sides.
To address the critical gaps that still exist on some recognition and final status issues, OneVoice is launching a Town Hall Meetings Series in Israel and Palestine to present the findings of the poll and discuss the various issues - from mutual recognition to settlements, refugees, and
Five hundred interviews were completed in
About the OneVoice Movement:
The OneVoice Movement is an international mainstream grassroots movement with over 600,000 signatories in roughly equal numbers both in
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