Theoretical Support for A Two State Solution Clashes with Skepticism It can Come About

May 16, 2012 Published under Israel, Mideast Negotiations, Palestine

A new poll reaffirms the uphill battle to get Israelis and Palestinians to overcome their skepticism about each other, and to be able to visualize that a two state solution can come about. According to the Peace Index, we have our work cut out for ourselves. Here is a summary:

Poll: Israelis Want Peace Negotiations But Don’t Believe They Will Succeed (Peace Index)
    While 71% of the Israeli public favors holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, 67% do not believe that negotiations will lead to peace in the coming years, according to the April 2012 Peace Index survey of the Evens Program for Conflict Resolution at Tel Aviv University and the Israel Democracy Institute.
    58% said they did not believe there is a real chance to resolve the conflict in accordance with the "two states for two peoples" formula in the next ten years.

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