Palestinian-Israeli Pulse:  Low Chances for an Independent Palestinian State in the Next 5 Years

For the last decade it seems that not a month has gone by without some politician, news outlet, or analyst telling us that a two-state solution to resolving the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict is dead. Now we learn it is not dead, even if barely on life-support.   In August 2016, we learn that “a small majority of Israelis and Palestinians support a two state solution” while 9 out of every 10 Palestinians, and two out of every three Israelis find the other untrustworthy.  Very little mutual trust between them, yet 51% of the Palestinians and 59% Israelis (53% of Jewish Israelis and 87% of Arab Israelis) support a two-state solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict. 

The poll Palestinian-Israeli Pulse: a Joint Poll was published by the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem in conjunction with the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah with funding from the European Union and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.  For the complete Executive Summary read