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Americans Side with Israel

August 28, 1979
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A majority of Americans sympathize with Israel rather than the Palestine Liberation Organization, according to a Harris Survey report. The Survey showed that 71.8 percent of Americans support Israel and 59 percent are convinced that Israel’s goal is a “just peace” in the Middle East. Only 18 percent of Americans polled felt that the PLO also seeks peace.

The survey also reported 63 percent of Americans believe that Egypt wants a “just peace.” This figure was substantially higher than those Americans who expressed sympathy with the PLO the Survey indicated.

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