According to a poll that was conducted last month, most Israelis and Palestinians no longer support a two-state solution. In June 2017, a similar poll found that 52 percent of Palestinians and 47 percent of Israeli Jews said that they would support a two-state solution.
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The majority of Israelis and Palestinians no longer support a two-state solution, according to a new poll that was released on Thursday. The public opinion survey found that 54 percent of the Israeli Jewish participants and 57 percent of the Palestinian participants said that they would not support a theoretical peace plan based on a two-state solution that was presented to them.
The poll was conducted by the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. A total of 1,270 Palestinians and 900 Israelis participated in the survey, conducted in December, the month during which US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The results of the survey indicate that Trump’s declaration was followed by a rise in support for violence among Palestinians. In June 2017, a similar poll was conducted and found that 52 percent of Palestinians and 47 percent of Israeli Jews said that they would support a two-state solution.