A new poll shows that President Barack Obama, who has endured record-low levels of Israeli popularity for any American president, is regarded as pro-Palestinian by three- to-one ratio of Israelis. According to the poll, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Survey Research this month, only 13% of Israelis regard President Obamas policy as more supportive of Israel than the Palestinians, as opposed to nearly three times that figure 37% who believe it is more supportive of the Palestinians. The poll also showed that nearly two-thirds of Israelis 65% believe that it is impossible to reach a final peace agreement with the Palestinians (Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll, December 2009, Palestinian Center for Survey Research, December 22, 2009).
This is after all a President who has gone out of his way to demand virtually the unilateral establishment of a Palestinian state, which will certainly be a terrorist state antagonistic to Israel, while putting no serious pressure on the Palestinians to arrest terrorists or end incitement against Jews and Israelis.
Despite somewhat easing off with pressure on a Jewish construction freeze and a less confrontational atmosphere, this poll shows Israelis remaining deeply concerned about this President.