Poll: 45% of Israelis support unilateral withdrawal

By: Tamara Zieve




Almost half of the Israeli population supports a unilateral withdrawal from large sections of the Palestinian territories based on the pre-1967 lines, according to a poll conducted by Rafi Smith for the Blue White Future movement.

Co-chairman of the Blue White Future movement Gilead Sher said that the Israeli public is beginning to internalize the idea that a Jewish democratic state requires withdrawing from the Palestinian territories, with or without an agreement.

“It is the duty of a responsible government – any government – to promote the reality of two states for two peoples as a clear interest for national security,” Sher stated. “The status quo and the ineffectiveness of the current government is leading to the end of Zionism, which established in Israel the national and democratic home of the Jewish people.

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