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  5/14/2012, Iyar 22, 5772

Poll: Two-State Solution Cannot be Implemented


The idea of ​​"two states for two peoples" is bankrupt and does not receive wide support in either the Jewish or the Arab Israeli public, according to the Peace Index for April of the Israel Democracy Institute. According to the index, 58% of Jewish respondents and 61% of Arabs believe that there is no chance to end the conflict according to the formula.

Peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority was no longer the most important item on the agenda of Jewish Israelis surveyed. While 58% of the Jewish respondents and 51% of the Arab respondents defined the issue as urgent or very urgent, first place among Jewish Israelis was the objective of reducing socio-economic gaps (41%), followed by creating affordable housing solutions (16%), while achieving a peace agreement (15%) was third in a huge gap from the main issue. Among Israeli Arabs, the most important goals were peace (34%) and reducing socio-economic gaps (28%).