Small majorities of Israelis and Palestinians still support a two-state solution, a poll conducted jointly by Tel Aviv University and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research found.
According to the poll, 53% of Israelis and 52% of Palestinians expressed support for a two-state solution, where Israelis and Palestinians would have separate countries in which to call home.
The pollsters found that support went up when certain guarantees were made to either side, such as granting Palestinians a release of political prisoners or assuring access for Israelis to West Bank holy sites.
The survey also measured growing support for forms of binational statehood. The pollsters found that 61% of Israelis could envision a system in which Jews and Palestinians lived in overlapping areas but elected their own parliaments. Only a quarter of Palestinian favored a similar arrangement.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
Israelis, Palestinians Still Support Two State Solution