A Mere 28% Still Believe in ‘Palestinian Partner’ Poll

Only 28.2% of Israelis feel Israel has someone to negotiate with.

29.1% said Zoabi should be left alone

Poll shows 75% see Netanyahu winning the elections.

By Maayana Miskin

 

Only 28.2% of Israelis believe that Israel has a partner for peace in negotiations with the Palestinians, according to a new survey conducted by Gal Hadash for Yisrael Hayom. 62.4% say there is no partner for peace.

The Arab population of Judea, Samaria and Gaza is currently politically split. Those in Gaza are ruled by Hamas, which rejects Israel’s existence and calls to destroy the Jewish state.

The Fatah-led Palestinian Authority headed by Mahmoud Abbas has control in Judea and Samaria. Abbas’ term in office expired in 2010, but the PA has declined to hold new elections prior to reconciliation with Hamas.

The Gal Hadash survey also found that 75.3% of Israelis believe Likud Beyteinu, led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, will win the upcoming national elections and form the next government. Just 9.2% of respondents said they believe the Labor party will lead the next administration.

Netanyahu had the most support among respondents, with 40.7% naming him as their preferred candidate for Prime Minister. Tzipi Livni was in second place with 13.1% support, while the Labor party’s Shelly Yechimovich came in third with 7.6% support.

Those polled were also asked for their opinion regarding ongoing attempts to disqualify MK Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset race. 55.2% said they support the effort, while 29.1% said Zoabi should be left alone.

 

New Photos of Zoabi with Marmara Terrorists

The bid to keep MK Hanin Zoabi out of the next Knesset is likely to succeed due in part to never-seen-before proof of her involvement in an attack on IDF soldiers, MK Danny Danon (Likud) told Arutz Sheva.

A video already released shows Zoabi knew in advance that Turkish men aboard the ship Mavi Marmara, which attempted to forcibly break the IDF naval blockade on Hamas, were planning to attack soldiers. Danon said that in addition to that, there are new photos “that the public has not seen” that he hopes will be revealed in court.

Zoabi was widely criticized for taking part in the attempt to open the sea to Hamas imports, but remained in Knesset. She also met with senior Hamas terrorists and said that Israel has “no right to a normal life.”

Danon said he believes the Central Elections Committee will vote to disqualify Zoabi from the elections, and hopes that this time, the Supreme Court will not intervene. “Before the Second Lebanon War, the Supreme Court overturned the Elections Committee’s decision to disqualify Azmi Bishara and Balad,” he noted.

“[The court] argued that it was just talk, not actions. In the end, we all remember his act of treason during the Second Lebanon War,” Danon said. Bishara was found to have given classified information to Hizbullah during the war. He has since fled the country.

“I am convinced that this time the court, too, will not oppose the disqualification of Zoabi, who is basically continuing in Bishara’s path,” he said. “She got on the Marmara and called for a  new Intifada, and to hurt the ‘occupation soldiers.’”

Danon said he has submitted a petition signed by 11,000 people calling for Zoabi to be banned from Knesset.

View original Arutz Sheva sources at: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/163155#.UMsBP3d1m1I

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