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Arab Americans, Jewish Americans in agreement: Zogby

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Amazing! American Jews and Arab-Americans are overwhelmingly in agreement about what needs to be done in Israel. Lobbyists must be powerful, indeed, to prevent such a majority from moving forward.

clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com
Strong majorities of both Arab Americans and American Jews still support the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Both want an end to the forty years of occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (two-thirds of American Jews and 89% of Arab Americans). Over eighty percent of both Arab Americans and American Jews agree that the U.S. should support negotiations between Israel and Syria, and over three-quarters of both communities favor a diplomatic approach over a military confrontation with Iran.
What is striking about the results is the depth of the agreement. In many instances, the responses given by the two groups are near identical or, at least, within the margin of error of each other.

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Furthermore, eighty percent of both communities agree with the finding of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group that “The United States will not be able to achieve goals in the Middle East unless the United States deals directly with the Arab-Israeli conflict” and seventy percent of American Jews and eighty-two percent of Arab Americans support the 2002 Arab League Peace Initiative as the “basis for negotiations.”

Sometimes I wonder how much conflict we’d really have if we just quit believing people who tell us we have irreconcilable conflict. The whole story’s worth reading, here.


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Written by Monte

June 4, 2007 at 4:06 pm

Posted in Iran, Iraq, Islam, Politics, Terrorism

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