Majority of Americans Believe the U.S. Should Have Small Role in Israeli-Palestinian Peace


A majority of Americans believe the United States should have minimal involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, according to a survey released by the Anti-Defamation league this week. Israel Hayom reports:

Some 62 percent of respondents agreed with the statement, “It is up to the Palestinians and the Israelis to solve their own problems. Any lasting peace agreement between them must be reached with minimal involvement from the U.S.,” while only 29 percent agreed with the statement, “Peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will never take place without the leadership and involvement of the U.S. government.”

On the Iranian nuclear issue, 50 percent of respondents said the U.S. should prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, even it means taking military action, while 41% said a military conflict should be avoided, even if it means Iran can develop nuclear weapons.

Asked what the U.S. response should be if Israel launches a military strike against Iran’s nuclear sites, 48 percent said the U.S. should stay neutral. Some 40% said the U.S. should support Israel’s military action while only 9% said the U.S. should oppose Israel’s military action.