Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni are both candidates in the Knesset elections. A new poll shows that more than half of Israeli Jews believe the election will not advance peace efforts with Palestinians. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. — Almost two-thirds of Israeli Jews (64 percent) believe that the peace process with the Palestinians will not advance no matter which political party forms Israel’s next government, according to the newly released monthly Peace Index poll by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University.

Sixty-four percent of Israeli Jewish respondents also said that Palestinian leaders will not show greater flexibility and readiness for concessions if a new government is headed by the Zionist Union alliance’s Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni. On the topic of US-Israel relations, 49 percent of Israeli Jews and 20 percent of Israeli Arabs believe that the Obama administration will be friendlier to a Herzog/Livni government than one headed by the Likud party’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while 33 percent of Israeli Jews and 17 percent of Israeli Arabs said the White House would show the same level of friendliness to either government.

Israel’s Knesset election is March 17.

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Source:: The Algemeiner


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