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More Americans Sympathize with Israel, Donít Want U.S. to Lead Peace Talks
ABC News ^ | March 18, 2013 12:01 a.m. | Greg Holyk

Posted on 03/17/2013 10:03:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Many more Americans continue to side with Israel rather than the Palestinian Authority, but—with President Obama’s first visit there days away—most also prefer to leave peace negotiations to the two protagonists, rather than having the United States take the lead.

Fifty-five percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll sympathize more with Israel, vs. 9 percent who side more with the Palestinian Authority, with the rest favoring neither, or undecided. It’s been a similar gap for many years, including polling back to the 1980s testing Israel vs. the Arab nations of the Middle East. …

In another expression of support for Israel, more Americans say the Obama administration has put too little pressure on the Palestinian Authority than too much pressure—34 vs. 8 percent. They split about evenly, by contrast, on whether the administration has put too much or too little pressure on Israel. About four in 10, meanwhile, think the U.S. has appropriately pressured each side in the conflict. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hamas; obama; peaceprocess; rop

1 posted on 03/17/2013 10:03:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It’s best not to have obama involved. Everything he touches hurts anything good and productive. He has never done one good thing. Not once.


2 posted on 03/17/2013 10:05:45 PM PDT by laplata
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To: laplata

I don’t want anyone to lead peace talks. I just want the muslims to leave Israel alone.


3 posted on 03/17/2013 10:11:33 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: laplata

He is a lazy, lying , piece of sh*t.


4 posted on 03/17/2013 10:15:45 PM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: FreedomStar3028

If the Muslims destroyed all their weapons, there would be peace.

If Israel destroyed all her weapons, there would be another holocaust.


5 posted on 03/17/2013 10:16:21 PM PDT by laplata
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To: Palio di Siena

Pure Evil.


6 posted on 03/17/2013 10:17:14 PM PDT by laplata
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To: Palio di Siena

Perfect discription so accurate!


7 posted on 03/17/2013 10:20:07 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Olog-hai

The US, especially with a Moslem president, needs to sit down and STFU and let Israel and the Moslem terrorists work this out.


8 posted on 03/18/2013 3:39:52 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: Olog-hai

> 9 percent who side more with the Palestinian Authority

That tells me the USA should identify those who approve of terrorist actions against Israel and ship them to the gaza trash dump.


9 posted on 03/18/2013 3:52:08 AM PDT by soycd
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To: FreedomStar3028

Well thats a good start...I just want the muslims to leave..period!


10 posted on 03/18/2013 4:28:04 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Olog-hai

Gallup’s numbers are even higher

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2997737/posts


11 posted on 03/18/2013 11:59:38 AM PDT by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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