Skip to comments.Poll: Two-thirds of Israeli Jews don't trust Kerry on security
Posted on 03/12/2014 5:46:40 AM PDT by SJackson
Sixty-six percent of Israeli Jews and 53% of Israeli Arabs do not trust US Secretary of State John Kerry to take the countrys security into account in the American negotiating framework agreement he intends to reveal next month.
This according to the monthly Peace Index poll sponsored by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, which was published on Tuesday.
Thirty-one percent of Israeli Jews and 32% of Arab Israelis do trust Kerry to take into account Israels security. Among Israelis who consider themselves left-wing, the number was 79%, but among right-wingers it was only 19%.
Sixty-one percent of Jews and 56% of Arabs believe that Kerrys main motivation for reaching a framework agreement is a personal interest in making history as a statesman where others have failed. Only 22% of Jewis and 16% of Arabs believe he is motivated by honest concern for the future of the two parties. Eight percent of Jewish Israelis and 14% of Arab Israelis believe he is equally motivated by the chance to make history and concern for the parties.
When asked which side the Americans were pressuring more, 74% of Israeli Jews said Israel, 12% said both sides equally, and only 5% said the Palestinians.
Among Israeli Arabs, 29% believe the Americans are more strongly pressuring the Palestinians to accept the framework agreement, 26% believe both sides are being equally pressured, and 25% believe Israel is under more pressure.
Fifty percent of the Jewish public and 69% of the Arab public think Israel should show flexibility on the framework agreement in order to avoid a direct clash with the US. But 46% of the Jewish public and nine percent of the Arab public think Israel should not show such flexibility.
Similarly, 49% of Israeli Jews and 71% of Israeli Arabs would support a freeze on building in the settlements if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had agreed to do so in order to allow the framework agreement to continue. But 47% of Israeli Jews and 21% of Israeli Arabs would not support a settlement freeze in order to facilitate Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Sixty-eight percent of Israeli Jews and 43% of Israeli Arabs say they will accept the framework, even if it goes against their political position, if it is approved by the government and in a referendum.
Twenty-three percent of Israeli Jews and 34% of Israeli Arabs say they would act to prevent a framework agreements implementation if it goes against their political position, even if it is approved by the government and in a referendum.
The survey was conducted last Monday and Tuesday. It included 603 respondents who constitute a representative sample of the adult population of Israel. The measurement error for a sample of this size is 4.1 percentage points
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Rational. I don’t trust Kerry on security, either.
... and the other third don’t know enough about him.
Sixty-six percent of Israeli Jews .... do not trust US Secretary of State John Kerry
I think they must be 90% not 66%.
Only two thirds?
Why are 1/3 of Jews so dumb as to trust Kerry?
That’s about the same as his polling in the US.
I was on the freeway yesterday and came across an Obama '08 sticker that was written in Hebrew. The ideological blindness of some people just cannot be explained. It is almost non-euclidian.
The more time passes, the more thankful I am for the Swift Boaters who kept this assclown from being president. What true heroes they were!
I’d love to see the next Republican president honor these heroes with medals of honor or a statue or something. I’d LOVE to hear the media fits over it too.
No one should trust the moron..He never knows what is going on he looks like he is confused all the time..Just like the other morons in Washington..
Kerry can’t be trusted and even if he were trustworthy he is so incompetent that he’d just screw things up anyway.
Kerry? Kerry? He served in Vietnam didn’t he./s
So this means that 1/3 of them are idiots?
Why on earth does 1/3 of them trust Kerry?
Are they f***ing stupid?
Do they not realize how dumb and dishonest this man is?
Proof that not only the US has Idiots residing>
Too bad American Jews are that smart but it isn’t their lives either that they are worried about is it?
Unfortunately it seems to be most or all of western civilization.
It appears that modern convenience and comfort only affords one the time to think himself right out of existence.
It makes a people soft and stupid.
But, but he’s a war hero...not...I do not trust him either.
2/3 of the American public don’t trust Lurch either.
There are those who agree with his positions, both Jews and Arabs. Probably more on target, I’d speculate that at least 1/3 of Americans don’t know what position Kerry holds, much less his positions. Probably should have asked if they knew who he was first.
I don’t know, that’s pretty generous.
I’d speculate that a good 80-90% of Americans don’t know anything at all ;/
maybe I’m just being pessimistic, but I am just not impressed with my countrymen at all anymore.
That 34% per cent do not distrust him is what’s newsworthy.