Israeli and Palestinian Public Opinion on Negotiating a Final Status Peace Agreement

Israeli and Palestinian Public Opinion on Negotiating a Final Status Peace Agreement
6 December 2013
 
 
Israeli and Palestinian officials find themselves around the negotiating table once again, debating deep divides over final-status issues and facing publics who are skeptical of the prospects for peace. What can public opinion polls tell us about the prospects for a final agreement? Can historic differences on territory, refugees, and other core issues be bridged? How can the United States most effectively mediate between the two sides?
 
On December 6, 2013, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted Nonresident Senior Fellow Shibley Telhami for the release of his annual survey of Israeli and Palestinian public opinion. Telhami presented findings from the most detailed survey yet of opinion on final-status issues.
 
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