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

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 18, 2014 @ 10:21 am In The Point | 34 Comments

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.


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