A new poll has confirmed other recent polls indicating that Americans continue to strongly support
· 55 percent of respondents said that Palestinian leaders were responsible for the recent
· 56% of American voters blame the Palestinians for the recent conflict in
· 73 percent of Americans believe the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is about ideology and religion, compared to only 19 percent who believe that the conflict is about land.
· 91 percent of Americans believe that getting to stop Palestinians shooting rockets into
· 90 percent of Americans believe it is important for Palestinians to stop teaching hatred of
· 87 percent of Americans believe it is important to stop
ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “This poll demonstrates that Americans remain strongly supportive of Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians, understand the security dilemma and threats to its survival with which it must deal and far better it seems then our political leaders understand that the Arab war on Israel is largely an aggressive war of religious ideology, not a mere territorial dispute.
“While the recent conflict in Gaza has been cited as slightly reducing peak levels of support for Israel registered in recent years there has been a dip of a few percentage points in those describing themselves as Israel supporters and a rise of a few percentage points among those describing themselves as Palestinian supporters it is also important to note that more Americans understand the religious-ideological origin of Arab aggression than before: a survey last year found nearly 25 percent of Americans regarding this as a territorial conflict. Now, only 19 percent of Americans believe this to be the case. Also, more generally, more Americans blame Palestinians for the conflict. In 2006, 45 percent of Americans were found to blame Palestinians for the violence; now 56 percent of Americans do.”
“Additionally, in terms of overall American attitudes, these results are consistent with past high levels of support for