Israeli Public Opinion Poll

Israeli Public Opinion Poll
Date: 24.11.04
Source: Hagal Hachadash

- Survey conducted by “Hagal Hachadash” (The New Wave) research company

- Sample of 614 respondents from all sectors of Israeli society

- Poll conducted on 24 November 2004

- Margin of Error +- 4.3%

In your opinion, what should the State of Israel do today regarding the Israeli – Palestinian conflict?

total

Continue the present situation

4.4%

Act unilaterally

17.6%

Conduct negotiations for a permanent status agreement with the Palestinians

49.5%

Other option

22%

Do not know

6.6%

If the Israeli Government will indeed implement the disengagement plan from Gaza, what do you think is preferable?

 

total

Withdraw unilaterally

25.5%

Try reach an agreement with the Palestinians regarding the Gaza withdrawal

61.9%

Do not know

12.6%

Do you support or oppose, Israel conducting permanent status negotiations with the Palestinians now?

total

Support

69.0%

Oppose

23.5%

Do not know

7.5%

In your opinion, is there, or isn’t there a partner for negotiations with Israel on the Palestinian side?

total

There is a partner

30.8%

There is no partner

49.5%

Do not know

19.8%

Would you support or oppose an agreement along the following lines:

  • An almost complete Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 borders, other than a limited number of settlement blocs and including land swaps in the Western Negev.
  • The Jewish quarter and the Western Wall in Jerusalem as parts of Israel, yielding of Israeli sovereignty on the Temple Mount
  • Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty and Arab neighborhoods under Palestinian sovereignty
  • A Palestinian State without an army, and detailed security arrangements regarding Israel’s defense needs.
  • Limited entry of refugees to Israel according to Israel’s sole discretion.
  • A mutual Israeli – Palestinian declaration of an end to the conflict and of any further claims

total

Oppose

41.2%

Support

34.3%

Undecided

16.2%

Don’t know

8.3%

If the current Palestinian leadership would declare its willingness to sign the Geneva Accord, with the Israeli Government, what do you think the Israeli Government should do?

total

Completely ignore such a declaration

16.8%

to relate and request preconditions to such a signing, like denouncing terror

29.2%

To begin without preconditions

40.1%

Don’t know

13.9%

In the past year, have you been exposed to the Geneva Initiative publicity campaign in the press, adverts in newspapers, stickers, rallies, billboards …etc?

 

total

Yes

45.8%

No

54.2%