Poll: Majority of Israeli Jews--and Arabs--Distrust Kerry
A new poll released by the Israel Democracy Institute reveals that 64% of Israelis--including 66% of Jews and 53% of Arabs--do not trust U.S. Secretary of State "to take Israel's security into account as a crucial factor in the framework agreement." The poll was conducted among 603 Israeli respondents with a margin of error of 4.1%.
The poll, part of the Israel Democracy Institute's monthly "Peace Index," also revealed that majorities of Israeli Jews and Arabs believe that Kerry's main motivation in pursuing negotiations is personal--namely, "making history as a statesman where others before him had failed." Kerry has made the negotiations his top priority.