VOA - Poll Shows Most Israelis, Palestinians Still Seek Peace
The Voice of America reports: "A new poll of Israelis and Palestinians released on Monday found that a
slim majority on both sides still favor a peace settlement establishing
a Palestinian state alongside Israel, despite years of conflict and
deadlock in negotiations.
The results of the joint poll may provide some small signs of
encouragement when peace prospects appear bleak. The last round of
negotiations broke down two years ago, and a resumption of talks, much
less progress between the sides, at this point seems unlikely."
Comment: It does not seem that a peace agreement is high on the international agenda. I credit the Islamic State with taking over as the #1 Mideast agenda item. There is also a perception that the Palestinians have rejected several well-crafted Mideast peace efforts over the years and nothing better is on offer.