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BY THE NUMBERS: Optimism vs. Pessimism


( Israelis are more optimistic about the establishment of an independent Palestinian state than Palestinians, and Palestinians favor armed struggle as their means of achieving statehood, a new Pew Research Center survey found.


4 50% of Israelis believe “there is a way for Israel and an independent Palestinian state to coexist peacefully.”


4 14% of Palestinians support that same statement.


4 45% of Palestinians believe the best way to achieve statehood is through an armed struggle.


4 15% of Palestinians support negotiations.


4 15% of Palestinians support nonviolent resistance.

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