An overwhelming majority of American Jews believe that the goal of the Arabs “is not the return of occupied territories but rather the destruction of Israel,” according to a recent poll released by the American Jewish Committee.
Approximately 76% of respondents in the AJC’s fall 2010 Survey of American Jewish Opinion agreed with a question to that effect, while only 20% disagreed.
Meanwhile, 95% of the American Jews think Palestinians should be required to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in any future peace settlement.
Some 82% said Israel could not achieve peace with Hamas-led government, while 14% were optimistic – a 6 point drop since the AJC’s March survey.
Ninety-five percent of respondents said Palestinians should be required to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Some 48% support the establishment of the Palestinian state, while 45% oppose it in the current situation, and 6% said they were not sure.