Survey Shows Fewer Israelis Oppose ‘land for Peace’ Idea

The percentage of Israelis opposed to yielding any land for peace is declining, according to an opinion poll published in Maariv Thursday. The survey’s findings were compared with results of polls taken in October 1986 and April 1987.

At the same time, the percentage of Israelis ready to give up all of the West Bank and East Jerusalem for peace, though a small minority, has increased successively in the last three polls.

The poll, conducted by Dr. Micah Hof of the Modiin Ezrachi organization, asked the question “Do you support a peace agreement with Jordan in which Israel would have to make a commitment to evacuate areas of Judaca and Samaria?”

In response, 44.4 percent of the respondents said they were not prepared to yield any land, compared to 46.4 percent last April and 47.7 percent in October 1986.

But 5.6 percent said they were prepared to yield all of Judaca and Samaria, including East Jerusalem, which Israel has annexed. The comparative figures are 4.4 percent for last April and 3.1 percent for October 1986.

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