More than 60 percent of Israelis oppose Obama's plan for a Palestinian Authority state on borders along the 1949-1967 lines with land swaps, according to an independent poll.
The survey by Geocartography, one of the leading polling organizations in the country, showed that only 27 percent support President Obama’s idea, with 12 percent stating no opinion. The idea of land swaps never has been discussed in detail and it is unlikely that Israeli Arabs would agree to give up their freedom and economic privileges as citizens of Israel.
The poll also verified another survey reported in Israel National News Wednesday that the Likud has opened a wide lead over other parties, and it showed that Kadima has suffered a severe drop in popularity.
If elections were held today, Kadima, headed by Tzipi Livni, would receive only 22 seats in the Knesset, six fewer than it now has. Geocartography director Prof. Avi Dagni explained, “There is no doubt that Livni does not enthuse voters” and that dissension in the party has contributed to its weakness.
The Yisrael Beiteinu party headed by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman gained two seats in the poll and the other parties would remain the same. Another unusual result of the Geocartography poll is that Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s new Atzama'ut (Independence) party would not win enough support to be represented in the Knesset.