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Palestinian and Israeli Public Opinion: Recent Developments

Powerpoint Presentation | September 1, 2010 | 13 pages

This power point presentation of recently published polls assesses developments in Palestinian and Israeli public opinion, finding that the Gaza flotilla affair damaged Fatah while boosting Hamas and Netanyahu; Israelis feel anxious about international criticism and domestic dissent; Palestinians favor negotiations and the Arab Peace Initiative while Israelis are skeptical about the Initiative; and both Israelis and Palestinians favor a two-state solution but don’t think it’s possible, both fearing each other’s intentions based on incorrect assumptions, and mutually fearing violence from the other side.

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