» 03/04/2009, 00.00
ISLAM - PALESTINE
Islamic countries reject al Qaeda, but also American policy
A survey has been published by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, on the occasion of Secretary Clinton's visit to the West Bank. Approval of Osama bin Laden is down; attacks against civilians are rejected, and American policy is seen as being too close to Israel.
Most Palestinians want peace with Israel, survey says
More than one Palestinian in two favours recognition of Israel, more than two thirds want negotiations to start again, and four fifths want to main maintain the truce. Most also don't agree with the protests over the Muhammad caricatures in front of the European Union bureaus in Gaza and the United Nations bureaus in Hebron.
27/03/2006 PALESTINE ISRAEL
For Palestinians whoever wins in Israel's elections won't change anything
Survey results indicate that a majority of Palestinians don't believe a unilateral pullout from the West Bank will bring peace or security to Israel. Almost two thirds (62.7 per cent) don't feel bound by agreements with Israel and 88.5 per cent does not trust the Israelis. But 50.7 per cent disagrees with the anti-European raids that followed Israel's attack against the Jericho prison.
07/05/2010 PALESTINE – ISRAEL
Palestinians continue to back talks with Israel
Survey indicates a majority of Palestinians wants negotiations to re-start. Most also are against firing al-Qassam rockets from Gaza into Israel or the start of a third intifada. More than 50 per cent trust Fatah more than Hamas. In case of presidential elections, they would vote for the Fatah candidate.
30/04/2010 ISRAEL – PALESTINE – US
Obama thinking about a conference to create a Palestinian state
An international conference might be proposed should indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks fail. The US president has already contacted European leaders on the issue. Palestinian President Abbas might call on the United Nations to recognise officially a Palestinian state. Israel’s Netanyahu is set to meet Egypt’s Mubarak after winning a decisive victory against Likud’s hardliners.
01/09/2010 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Direct Israeli-Palestinian talks go ahead despite attack on settlers
The two sides are set to resume negotiations tomorrow in Washington with US mediation. Four Jewish settlers are killed in the West Bank, including a pregnant woman. PM Netanyahu pledges to punish those responsible. About 31 per cent of Palestinians are in favour of “direct” talks, but 65 per cent do not believe Obama will be able to establish an independent Palestinian state.
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