Poll finds only 10% think Trump plan will bring peace


Only ten percent of Israelis are optimistic that US President Donald Trump’s new “Deal of the Century” diplomatic plan will bring about peace between Israelis and Palestinians, a Kantar poll taken for Kann 11 TV found on Wednesday.

The poll found that 61% of the 553 respondents representing a statistical sample of the Israeli population do not believe the plan will lead to peace and 29% said they did not know.

Asked if they favor applying Israeli law to Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley before the election, 43% said yes, 28% said no and the rest did not know. 

The poll also asked if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can keep his job once his criminal trial begins. Nearly half the respondents – 48% – said no, while 32% said yes and the remaining respondents were undecided.

Netanyahu fared similarly in a Midgam poll of 503 respondents broadcast on Channel 12, in which 52% said Netanyahu could not run the country and his trial at the same time, 39% said he could and nine percent said he did not know. 

The Midgam poll found that half of respondents support Trump’s plan, 26% oppose it and 24% admitted that they did not know what it says.

When a survey of 743 respondents taken by pollster Camille Fuchs for Channel 13 asked specifically about applying Israeli law to settlements in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, 51% were in favor, 26% opposed and 23% did not know. Among Blue and White voters, 41% were in favor, 31% against and 28% undecided.