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The majority of Israelis believe their prime minister should have supported US President Barack Obama's outline for new peace talks with the Palestinians, according to a poll published on Wednesday.
The survey, published in the Maariv newspaper, found 10 percent of Israelis thought Benjamin Netanyahu should have "declared his support for the president's remarks with no reservations."
Another 46.8 percent said the Israeli leader should have expressed support "but with reservations," while 36.7 percent said Netanyahu should have declared his opposition to Obama's principles for the peace process.
The Prime Minister and the Secretary agreed on the importance of continuing direct negotiations to achieve our goals. The Secretary reiterated that “the United States believes that through good-faith negotiations, the parties can mutually agree on an outcome which ends the conflict and reconciles the Palestinian goal of an independent and viable state, based on the 1967 lines, with agreed swaps, and the Israeli goal of a Jewish state with secure and recognized borders that reflect subsequent developments and meet Israeli security requirements.”
Originally posted by randomname
how can the onus of peace be put on the victims of a military occupation and not the aggressors and perpetrators.
it doesn't even make sense. it's like a prisoner having to convince the state for a release. if the state feels like saying no that's the end of the story.
it's israel in the position to grant peace or not. not the palestinians.
Originally posted by Eliad
reply to post by Vitchilo
Does this mean most Israelis *aren't* brutal genocidal maniacs?
This could be shocking news to some people.
One thing I'm not surprised by is the lack of exposure and interest this thread is getting.
Threads that expose the moderate majority, or display the humanity and civility of either side are simply not as interesting as your typical "Israel evil, Palestine Good" (and vice versa) war mongering propaganda bull#.
Sadly, this immature polarity of opinions dominates these boards.