Majority of Americans Say Palestinian State Will be Terrorist, Oppose Foreign Aid

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In a poll conducted by McLaughlin Associates, there isn’t much support for Kerry’s peace plan or for the Palestinian Authority. Obama and other leftist politicians have complained that Congress has the same views as the Likud.

Apparently so do most Americans, which may be why Congress has those views. The poll is nearly evenly split between Democrats and Republicans and only included 3.6% of Jews. And it reflects views that are well to the right of the editorial page and Washington D.C.

47% of Americans believe that Israeli Jews should have the right to live in the West Bank in part for Israel to self-defend its borders, whereas only 14% of Americans believe only Palestinian Arabs should have the right to live there (over a 3 –– 1 ratio)

An overwhelming majority of 72% Americans oppose President Obama’s plan to give the Palestinian Authority (PA) $440 million, as opposed to 15% who believe that he should (almost a 5 –– 1 ratio).

A large majority 63% of Americans believe that the PA should recognize Israel as the sovereign state of the Jewish people, whereas only 11% believe it should not (almost a 6 –– 1 ratio).

Only 31% of Americans believe that President Barack Obama is a close and reliable friend of Israel, as opposed to 38% who believe that he is not. (This is a surprising result, given that the U.S. has always been known as Israel’s closest and most reliable friend).

A large majority of 59% of Americans believe that the U.S. should impose stronger sanctions on Iran to convince it to stop developing nuclear weapons, as opposed to  17% who believe the U.S. should weaken sanctions on Iran to convince it to stop developing nuclear weapons.

The Obama policy of weakening sanctions on Iran has the support of 17 percent. The majority of Americans also support a united Jerusalem and believe that people have the right to live in the West Bank regardless of religion or nationality which flies in the face of the UN Apartheid obsession with ethnically cleansing the Jewish population of the territories.

  • Paul Waliser

    America needs to stop contributing to the creation of radical Islamic States, as if the world desperately needs them. Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Tunisia, and for a time, Egypt. The imposed Democracy was exploited by the Islamists to elect Jihadists to power, then once in power, eliminate Democracy and be Anti West, and Ant Semitic. All these actions have needlessly wasted young American soldiers lives, costed billions of dollars, and have caused the death and cleansing of the areas minority Christian populations.

    And we wonder why Orthodox Russia wonders what the heck we are doing and not going along with our stupid ways? Then the West accuses Russia of resorting to Cold War tactics when they obstruct our plans to further Islamicize these countries.

    • nopeacenow

      The next American president that decides to send American troops to “liberate” Muslim lands and establish a Muslim “democracy” should be impeached immediately.

  • Name

    A Jew living in the West Bank = An illegal occupation settler
    A Muslim living in Israel = An Israeli

    ….Interesting….

    • Israel is an apartheid state

      The difference:

      the Jewish settler is a racist and an unwanted colonist from someplace other than Palestine,

      The Muslim is a native of Palestine, part of the indigenous population.

      Interesting, right?

      • Daniel Greenfield

        The Muslim is a colonist who came as part of a conquering army.

        The Jewish settler is the indigenous population of the land, a fact recognized even by Islam.

      • NAHALKIDES

        The Muslim came either from Arabia or some land conquered by Arab Muslims – the Jews are the ancestral Palestinians. The Arabs don’t really need a 23rd state, and Palestinian Arabs can always go live somewhere else – like Jordan, which covers 3/4 of ancestral Palestine.

        • Israel is an apartheid state

          Right. David Ben-Gurion, Sharett, Mier and most of the rest of Israel’s PMs were born in Europe, as were their ancestors as far back as anyone can trace. In fact, 95% of Israeli Jews can’t trace their ancestry in Palestine farther back than two generations. They’re colonists, they’re not natives.

          Meanwhile, 95% of Palestinians can trace their ancestry in Palestine back dozens of generations and hundreds of years. They’re the native, indigenous people of Palestine and what you’re calling Israel.

          Here’s the definition of indigenous peoples. You’ll find Israeli Jew in this definition as “colonising populations” and Palestinian as “indigenous peoples.”

          Indigenous peoples are peoples defined in international or national legislation as having a set of specific rights based on their historical ties to a particular territory, and their cultural or historical distinctiveness from other populations that are often politically dominant.[1] The concept of indigenous peoples defines these groups as particularly vulnerable to exploitation, marginalization and oppression by nation states that may still be formed from the colonising populations, or by politically dominant ethnic groups.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Arafat was born in Egypt.

            Indigenous people are the original native inhabitants of the land. In this case that’s the Jews, something that even the Muslim conquerors of the area admit.

          • T800

            the entire area is chock-full of JEWISH artifacts and ancient constructions. Clear title to the land,for the Jews.
            the Al-Aqsa mosque is built upon the remains of the Jewish Temple.
            Jews are the original,real “Palestinians”.
            Heck,they were there BEFORE the Romans named it Palestine.

          • T800

            the very name Jerusalem is from the Jews.
            and the Arabs/muslims didn’t build that city.

          • BS77

            Jerusalem is mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible…it is never mentioned once in the Koran.

          • Drakken

            You muslims lost the wars you effing savages started, to the victors go the spoils and now your whining about it, in the hopes that you get everything you lost back, here is a clue dumbazz, you ain’t getting it back and if you continue to push the Israeli’s your going to loose a lot more.

          • Habbgun

            By that reckoning the Caliphate would be a colonial state. Shouldn’t the international community be condemning the Caliphate? Shouldn’t Spain be getting reparations? When will Byzantine rights be recognized????? The blood of Constantinople cries out for vengeance!!!!

          • UCSPanther

            Give up your lies. They don’t fly here.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Islam is an apartheid terrorist religion,

            Don’t forget that any european, african, asian living in North America is a settler, colonist.

            How about you take your own advice and pack up your stuff and return to your ancestral home – but first pay reparations to the Native American people?

          • Irene Russia Roberts

            There is also a group of people called Arabian Jews… If you take a look at history you will see that they were the indigenous people of Palestine. God bless the Arabs and the Non-Arabs.

      • Drakken

        The muslim is an enemy of us all, and that includes useful idiots like you who support muslim jihadists.

      • iluvisrael

        happy eternal nakba haji!

      • T800

        (1) Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C.E. (before common era), 2,000 years before the rise of Islam.

        (2) Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

        [side note;Arab leaders REFUSED the creation of a State of Palestine at the time Israel was recreated by the UN. (there WERE NO "Palestinian" leaders!) the disputed territories of West Bank and Gaza were intended by the UN as unassigned lands,but seized by other Arab nations in 1948,and run by them as part of their respective nations.]

        (3) Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BCE, the Jews have had dominion over the land for 1,000 years with a continuous presence in the land for the last 3,300 years.

        (4) The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 C.E. (common era) lasted no more than 22 years.

        (5) For more than 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital. Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their capital, and Arab leaders did not come to visit.

        (6) Jerusalem is mentioned more than 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Quran.

        (7) King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Muhammad never came to Jerusalem.

        (8) Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs toward Jerusalem.

        (9) Arab and Jewish refugees: In 1948 Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews. Sixty-eight percent left without ever seeing an Israeli soldier.

        (10) The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution, and pogroms.

        Arnaud DeBorchgrave 21 Jan 09 Newsmax.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “the Jewish settler is a racist and an unwanted colonist from someplace other than Palestine…”

        Yeah, we’ve heard all of your BS before.

        “The Muslim is a native of Palestine, part of the indigenous population.”

        How do we know to trust you? Do you swear to allah that you’re telling the truth?

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Islam is an terrorist apartheid religion,

        The difference is that Jews were in the Middle East and Israel a thousand years before there were any Muslims.

        The Jew is a native of Israel and Muslims belong in Arabia.

        Interesting, right?

  • Veracious_one

    Majority of Americans Say Palestinian State Will be Terrorist
    majority of Palestinians say the same thing…

    • BS77

      The only true Palestinian state in the region is ISRAEL. The Orwellians who misappropriated the title PALESTINE….which the Romans meant as the land of the Israelites, the Jews……conveniently turned it upside down and suddenly Palestine became the “historic home” of the nomadic Bedouins or the Arab invaders, an “occupied territory” or some such nonsense. Many of the so called Palestinians are from Egypt and Jordan…almost none have ancestors from Israel….. Arafat was Egyptian. The Ottoman Turks ruled Palestine for centuries and never referred to it as a homeland of the Arabs. Israelis should be able to live anywhere on the so called West Bank…because in the Bible this was the land of Judea and Samaria., the land of Israel.,.,..NO ONE in history ever referred to it as “The West Bank”…that is a recent fiction created by the colonial map makers.

  • T800

    if a State of Palestine were formed on the pre-67 borders,at one point,Israel would be only 9 miles wide. a State of Palestine,being a nation,would be able to legitimately buy weapons such as SAMs,heavy artillery,tanks,etc. They surely would use the SAMs to shoot down Israeli airplanes taking off from Ben-Gurion airport,only 3 miles from the border(and the military fields in the Negev). Even MANPADS would reach the Ben-Gurion planes. Their artillery would reach 15-20 miles into Israel,going all the way to Tel Aviv,same as Syria used to shell northern Israel from the Golan Heights,until Israel kicked the Syrians off the Golan,and later annexed part of it. Tanks could easily split Israel into two parts in any ground invasion.
    Israel would have no choice except to wage all-out war on the new State of Palestine.

  • Bruce Wyner

    Any American that supports a palestinian state is blindly supporting terrorism,veracious.one is absolutely correct their is no such people called palestinians the name was coined by the romans.What we have here is arab invaders that should either leave or by destroyed every last one of them.Israel knows deep down peace with muslim fanatics is not possible the world is and will always be anti semetic diplomacy with arabs is a joke the koran states you may deceive the infidel to obtain your final goals which in this case is to murder every last man, women and child or lets just say every jew.Some idiots out their are now calling Israel an apartheid state, when in reality arabs serve in the government and are allowed to worship allah, something no arab state allows any religion but the muslim, right now christians are being slaughtered by mulslims wholesale.Until the west fully understands that in order to win the war on terror we have to be every bit as ruthless as they are.

  • Habbgun

    Ooh, nice reply….can’t deny that Jews are the indigenous population so you jump up and down and go all Huguenots like that even matters. You want to see ethnic cleansing? How about the Lebanese Christians? How about christians in African countries? How about any non-Islamic who ever lived in Saudi Arabia…….know what the difference between a Jew and a Moslem is? The Jew follows in the ways of his ancestors…the Moslem follows in the way of his ancestor’s murderer….

  • Daniel Greenfield

    Spare us the inane ramblings

    A Cherokee who moves to France doesn’t stop being an indigenous American. Neither does a Jew living in New York.

    Arabs however are colonizers who have destroyed native cultures across the region and as far away as Asia.

  • Drakken

    Put your money where your muzzy loving mouth is and go join the jihad, I am sure Rachel “St. Pancake” Corrie could use the company.

  • Veracious_one

    Many take it as axiomatic that the Israelis “owe” it to the local Arabs to supply them with jobs. But why? Most of these local Arabs, far from being some kind of since-time-immemorial peasantry, in fact arrived between 1920 and 1940. They came mostly from Iraq and Egypt. Others are descended from troops of Mehmet Ali or of Abd el-Kader; they arrived in the 19th century. Still others are Muslims who were transplanted by the Ottoman government from Europe when the Ottomans left Bulgaria in the 1880s.

    This whole business of a “Palestinian people” also ignores the demographic data. It is a post-1967 fabrication, but one which has become the central belief of the U.N. That august body has chosen over the past 30 years to devote more than one-quarter of its total time to the so-called “plight of the ‘Palestinians.” Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, pollution, the exploitation of women, the enslavement of child workers, the changes in the earth’s climate — all of these subjects have been scanted by those within the U.N. bureaucracy, which is almost entirely now simply part of the Islamintern International. It is time to see that for what it is: a Jihad, using military means, economic boycotts and bribery, propaganda, and diplomatic pressure and maneuvering, to weaken and demoralize the Israelis and to force them to make concession after concession.

    This strategy has worked. It has worked largely because the Israelis themselves have been unable to define what threatens them as a Jihad (the Lesser Jihad), because of their unwillingness to give up hope for better relations with some Muslim states. They were fooled by the temporary possibility of alliances with still-secular Turkey and with the Shah’s regime in Iran into thinking that the problem was not Islam. But it was, and is — and the only reasons that, for a while, both Turkey and Iran were not hostile to Israel was that both countries regarded the Arabs as a threat; both were still under secular regimes; and both were tied into the American system of defense.

    None of that is true any longer. But Israel still is taciturn on the subject of Islam — after all, it would like to believe that the aggression against it has some kind of end. It doesn’t. And it won’t. But that does not mean that the camp of jihad cannot be demoralized and divided, as Soviet Communism became demoralized and its adherents divided. It is a question of waiting it out, and doing one’s damnedest to present things correctly, based on an accurate analysis of the nature of the threat. This the government of Israel is refusing to do — though here and there individual Israelis have done it.

    This means that Israel’s presentation of its own case must be supplemented, or re-interpreted, in a truthful manner — for even if Israel does not dare to say it faces a Jihad (and why not, exactly?) those of us outside Israel are free to describe it as exactly what it is.

    And had that description, that analysis, been widely disseminated thirty years ago, when Europe had not yet had its collective mind poisoned in the press and television against Israel, it might have helped warn the people of Western Europe about the danger of Islam and of Muslim immigration.

    Now, of course, it is too late for that. But it is not too late to open our eyes and, among other things, end the Jizyah of foreign aid, which is based on a similar unwillingness to face the realities of Islamic jihad. Even Ahmadinejad of Iran seems to think that a cutoff of Western largesse to the Palestinians is possible. He has told them: “Don”t worry about economic problems, because God”s treasures are endless and if you work for Him, He will meet your needs from where you had not foreseen.”

    I agree. The “Palestinians” — the local Arabs, that is, who are to be carefully distinguished from the other local Arabs, those within Israel as temporarily defined by the 1949 armistice lines (the Arab states refused to recognize those armistice lines as permanent borders — so why should Israel be asked to do so at this point?), who are called “Israeli Arabs” — should put their faith in “God’s treasures.”

    But what are “God’s treasures”? For Muslims, the entire world belongs to Islam. The Infidels have no permanent claim to possession of anything — not land, not goods, not “their women.” If they happen to possess a life estate — well, lives can be shortened. Infidels can be robbed and looted by Muslims, for what Infidels call “robbery” and “looting” is merely helping yourself, in lands that do not yet have the Shari’a, to the “jizyah” that is properly due (see, in Bruce Bawer’s “While Europe Slept,” the Norwegian imam who preaches this quite logical Gospel According to Islam). Perhaps what Ahmadinejad meant was that “God’s treasures” include the money that Israel, and the Europeans, and the Americans, should all be forking over — for the Jizyah can be seen as one of “God’s treasures” to which Muslims have a right.

    There is yet another interpretation of “God’s treasures.” It is that of the oil money. For as soon as the OPEC revenues quadrupled, the Saudis and other Muslim beneficiaries of this accident of geology — discovered by Infidels, produced for years by Infidels, and for which a use had been found only in the Infidel lands — began to see that oil wealth as a direct gift from Allah to the Muslims and especially to the Arabs, “the best of people.” A politico-theological interpretation was given to this manna from heaven to be found underground. So perhaps Ahmadinejad is referring to the oil wealth which, I am sure, he as a good Muslim loyal to every member of the umma in need, is quite ready to share with the “Palestinian” Arabs.

  • Habbgun

    Oh you are going to be fun…..you are ignorant, incoherent and I bet a sniffer of every white european butt that ever said anything Marxist….You know someone up white socialist colons like you should at least take a smartphone photo as a free medical service….you are just too cheap to waste the pixels though….a cheap, cheap, self hating ignoramus…yelling racism doesn’t make it so….it is a cheap trick by the lowest elements of humanity…yelling racism is a trick for victimhood….. you should be a victim you socialist butt sniffer….having fun yet????

    By the way shouldn’t the international community be denouncing forced conversions? Oh right that would be Islamophobia because without a knife to the throat Islam dies out………

  • Drakken

    The only good muslim jihadist is a dea muslim jihadist, join them and find that out the hard way muzzy lover. Nice picture of that effing commi mandela, may he rot in h*ll.

  • iluvisrael

    how many paleostonians does it take to blow up a bus, a disco, a pizzeria, etc?

  • Drakken

    Where the eff do you think islam came from you dumbazz? Out of thin air and just magically appeared? Every nation around the Med was Roman and Christian when the savages came roaring out of Arabia and made them muslim.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Habbgun AKBAR!