‚Israelis, Palestinians want US strides on conflict‘

10.05.2013                      01.Siwan. 5773                     Tag 45 des Omer; Rosch Chodesch

Diplomatie:

'Israelis, Palestinians want US strides on conflict'

PEW Poll: Populations hold differing views on peaceful two-state solution, means to achieving an independent Palestinian state.

Israelis and Palestinians are both in favor of US President Barack Obama increasing his involvement in resolving the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, despite differing views on the reality of a peaceful two-state solution and the means to achieving an independent Palestinian state.
In a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, results showed that about half (49 percent) of Israelis want Obama to have a larger role in resolving the Middle East conflict, while 15% want him to be less involved and 29% think his role should remain as it is. Results from Palestinians surveyed showed similar responses with 41% favoring more involvement by the Obama administration. About a quarter (26%) of Palestinians want Obama to downplay his role in the region and 19% think the amount of US involvement on the issue should stay the same….