Last Update 17:35
Monday, 25 June 2018

Israelis approve discrimination if West Bank annexed: Poll

Most Israeli Jews support the state discriminating against the Arab minority if it formally annexed the occupied West Bank

AFP , Tuesday 23 Oct 2012
Israelis approve discrimination if West Bank annexed
Palestinian and foreign demonstrators and activists argue with Israeli soldiers during a weekly protest against Israel's controversial separation barrier in the West Bank village of Maasarah, near Bethlehem, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 (Photo: AP)
Views: 1069
Views: 1069

Most Israeli Jews would support the state discriminating against the country's Arab minority if it formally annexed the occupied West Bank, according to a survey published Tuesday by Haaretz newspaper.

At least 59 percent of Israeli Jews think their fellow believers should have preference over Arabs for public sector jobs, and 49 percent that the state should treat Jews better than Arabs, according to the findings.

In addition, 42 percent of Israeli Jews would not want to share an apartment building with Arabs, and the same amount would not want their children to attend the same schools as Arabs.

Sixty-nine percent of Jews in Israel would oppose giving the 2.5 million Palestinians from the West Bank the right to vote in Israel, if the region was claimed by Israel.

Finally, in a question disregarding the possible annexation of the West Bank, 47 percent of Jews said they would support a transfer of some of the Israeli Arabs (1.3 million people) to the Palestinian Authority-controlled territory.

The survey was conducted by telephone in September by the Dialog institute headed by Professor Camil Fuchs of Tel Aviv University, on a representative sample of 503 Jewish adults in Israel.

Faced with an ongoing standstill in the peace process, the option of an Israeli takeover of all or part of the West Bank is gaining ground among some in Israeli politics.

A single Jewish-Arab state was among the Palestine Liberation Organisation's demands until the 1980s.

This strategy was abandoned by the Palestinians, who now want an independent state on territories Israel took from Jordan in June 1967: the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

Aly Afendi
24-10-2012 04:08am
Natural Process
Political Zionism is destined to vanish. The Holy Land will be shared by Muslims, Christians and Jews. I believe in one-state solution!!!
Comment's Title
	WorldCup 2018- News, Live score, Groups, Teams, Matches and stats-Ahram Online

© 2010 Ahram Online.