70.2% of Israelis prefer to To begin negotiations on a final status agreement

70.2% of Israelis prefer to To begin negotiations on a final status agreement
Date: 31.01.07
Source: HaGal HaHadash Company
The following poll, which sampled 600 Israelis during January 2007, was commissioned by Geneva Initiative and performed by HaGal HaHadash Company.

Do you support or oppose Israeli negotiations with Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen)?
Support 64.5%
Oppose 25.7%
Undecided 9.7%

Do you support or oppose Israeli negotiations with the Hamas Government?
Support 29.4%
Oppose 62.6%
Undecided 8.0%

In your opinion, is Abu Mazen (Mahmous Abbas)-
A partner with who the opportunity should not be missed by Israel 46.4%
It is preferable to wait for the next leader 25.8%
Undecided 27.8%

Among the following options, which would you prefer?
To begin negotiations on a final status agreement 70.2%
To begin negotiations on an interim agreement which will include a long-term ceasefire 19.7%
Neither option 7.5%
Undecided 2.6%

In the event that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert decides to adopt a major political plan, would it increase or decrease your support for him?
Increase support 33.0%
Decrease support 17.7%
Will not make a difference 29.7%
Undecided 19.6%

In your opinion, is prolonging the current situation without a political process between Israel and the Palestinians, good or bad for Israel?
Good 16.7%
Bad 72.4%
Undecided 10.9%

Recently, a proposal was raised by FM Tzipi Livni, according to which negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority should immediately begin, and the first step of the Roadmap – referring to the immediate dismantling of all terror organizations and a complete cessation of violence – should be bypassed.
Do you support or oppose this proposal?
Support 56.0%
Oppose 31.8%
Undecided 5.9%

Do you or do you not believe that it is possible to reach a permanent status agreement with the Palestinians and to end the conflict?
Believe it is possible 46.6%
Believe it is impossible 49.9%
Undecided 3.5%

In general, do you support or oppose increasing European involvement in the process between Israel and the Palestinians?
Support 40.0%
Oppose 53.0%
Undecided 7.0%

In general, do you support or oppose increasing American involvement in the process between Israel and the Palestinians?
Support 60.1%
Oppose 34.0%
Undecided 5.9%