Poll: Majority of Israeli Jews–and Arabs–Distrust Kerry

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.

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