Daily Israel Report

Two-Thirds Against Oslo

The Israeli public continues its wide, rightward turn. A survey conducted by pollster Dr. Mina Tzemach for Yediot Acharonot this week shows that 67% of the public feels that the Oslo Agreements were harmful to the country. A similar proportion does not believe any Palestinian leader, no matter who he is.
First Publish: 8/23/2002, 2:48 PM

The Israeli public continues its wide, rightward turn. A survey conducted by pollster Dr. Mina Tzemach for Yediot Acharonot this week shows that 67% of the public feels that the Oslo Agreements were harmful to the country. A similar proportion negates the Clinton framework and does not believe any Palestinian leader, no matter who he is. If the elections were held today, the poll shows, Sharon would receive 58% of the votes running against Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer, and 50% if his opponent was newcomer Haifa Mayor Amram Mitzna.

In a related development, for the first time since 1994 a Likud candidate has been elected to head the National Student Union. Gila Gamliel, Chairperson of the Student Organization in Be'er Sheva, will be the first national student leader not associated with the Labor party in eight years.