Majority wants return to Israeli-Palestinian peace process - poll

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Majority wants return to Israeli-Palestinian peace process - poll
51% would support a potential meeting between Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and PA president Mahmoud Abbas.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Published: DECEMBER 21, 2021

A majority of Israelis would like to see Prime Minister Naftali Bennett reignite the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by meeting with PA president Mahmoud Abbas, according to a December poll by the Geneva Initiative. Amongst 504 responders, 51% would support a potential meeting between the prime minister and Abbas, while 39% would oppose such a meeting. Interestingly, 40% of Bennett's right-wing party Yamina's voters also support a Bennett-Abbas meeting.

In addition, 43% of responders noted that a move towards peace with the Palestinians would broaden support for the Bennett-Lapid government among Israelis. In contrast, 37% said it would decrease support. If a meeting between Abbas and Bennett was to happen, the prime minister would not be the first in the current government to meet the PA president. In August, Defense Minister Benny Gantz held a rare meeting with Abbas in Ramallah. Unsurprisingly, a large share of voters affiliated with more left-leaning parties, such as Labor, Yesh Atid and Gantz's Blue and White, stated they would support the government if such a move was made.

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