Poll: 49% of Palestinians willing to accept Israel as Jewish state

Almost half of all Palestinians living in the West Bank, Gaza, and east Jerusalem would agree to recognize Israel as Jewish as part of a peace agreement establishing a Palestinian state, but 48% object to this, a survey published by Yedioth Ahronoth on Thursday has found.

But in June, before direct peace talks began, results were more positive. At the time, 58% of the Palestinians said they would be willing to accept Israel as a Jewish state under the aforementioned terms, while just 39% objected.