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Palestinian support for violence drops, survey finds, by Elior Levy (Ynet via HonestReporting)

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  Mid. East news, polls  /  No Comments

July 5, 2017 Palestinians from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem are polled on hot button issues such as violence with Israel, PA and Hamas leadership and the split between Palestinian governance. A new survey of the Palestinian public shows a significant decrease in support for an armed intifada. Three months ago, support stood at 51%, […]

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Poll: Palestinians Oppose Suspension of Payments to Security Prisoners – Dr. Khalil Shikaki (Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  Mid. East news, polls  /  No Comments

July 6, 2017 Poll: Palestinians Oppose Suspension of Payments to Security Prisoners – Dr. Khalil Shikaki (Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research) A Palestinian poll conducted on June 29-July 1, 2017, in the West Bank and Gaza found that 91% oppose the suspension of PA payments to Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli jails. 55% in […]

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The Surprising Opinions of Palestinians – David Pollock (New York Daily News via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  Mid. East news, polls  /  No Comments

Jun. 8, 2017 The Surprising Opinions of Palestinians – David Pollock (New York Daily News) A new poll of 1,540 Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem reveals that much of the Palestinian public actually agree with several key points Trump raised in the Middle East. – Two-thirds of Palestinians think “the PA […]

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Hamas Wins Student Council Elections at Birzeit University in West Bank (Ma’an News-PA via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 11, 2017  /  Mid. East news, polls  /  No Comments

May 11, 2017 Hamas Wins Student Council Elections at Birzeit University in West Bank (Ma’an News-PA) The Islamic Bloc affiliated with Hamas won 25 of 51 seats in student council elections at Birzeit University in the West Bank on Wednesday, marking the third year in a row that the Islamist faction beat the Fatah-affiliated Martyr […]

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Do Palestinian Arabs Want a Peaceful State? by Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel (FPM via Algemeiner)

By   /  May 10, 2017  /  Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, polls, stats  /  No Comments

May 9, 2017 Discussion of the Arab/Israeli situation is often unilluminating because so much of it is based on groundless assumptions and stubborn fictions. Perhaps the most pervasive one today afflicting the international… Click here for article

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Myth: Palestinians Want a Peaceful State Alongside Israel, by Mort Klien and Daniel Mandel (ZOA via Israpundit)

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, polls, stats  /  No Comments

Apr. 30, 2017 Discussion of the Arab/Israeli situation is often unilluminating because so much of it is based on groundless assumptions and stubborn fictions. Perhaps the most pervasive one today afflicting the international political class is the notion that Palestinian Arabs primarily desire a state of their own, living peacefully alongside Israel. Some examples in […]

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Where Are the Moderate Muslims? by Hussein Aboubakr (Prager U.)

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, polls, stats  /  No Comments

Apr. 27, 2017 After every terrorist attack, politicians and pundits reassure us that the atrocity does not represent the true beliefs of the “moderate Muslim majority.” But how many moderates are there? And what exactly does “moderate” mean? Military instructor and researcher Hussein Aboubakr explains. Click here for 6 min. video

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Survey: Most Israeli Arabs Wouldn’t Live with Jews But Want Their Children to Study with Them (Jewish People Policy Inst. via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  Israel, polls  /  No Comments

Apr. 21, 2017 Survey: Most Israeli Arabs Wouldn’t Live with Jews But Want Their Children to Study with Them The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) released its second annual Pluralism Index on Thursday. The survey finds that more than 90% of Jewish Israelis and almost 80% of Arab Israelis feel “comfortable” or “very comfortable” to […]

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Most Palestinians Dream of Obliterating the Jewish State – Daniel Pipes (Mosaic via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 14, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news, polls, stats  /  No Comments

Apr. 14, 2017 Most Palestinians Dream of Obliterating the Jewish State – Daniel Pipes (Mosaic) In “Do Palestinians Want a Two-State Solution?” Daniel Polisar of Shalem College in Jerusalem studied 400 opinion polls of Palestinian views to find that Palestinians collectively hold three related views of Israel: it has no historical or moral claim to […]

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Breaking the Palestinians’ Will to Fight by Daniel Pipes (Mosaic via Danielpipes.org)

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  Mid. East news, polls, stats  /  No Comments

Apr. 10, 2017 Daniel Polisar of Shalem College in Jerusalem shook the debate over Palestinian-Israeli relations in November 2015 with his essay, “What Do Palestinians Want?” In it, having studied 330 polls to “understand the perspective of everyday Palestinians” toward Israel, Israelis, Jews, and the utility of violence against them, he found that Palestinian attackers […]

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