The Israeli flag. (Uri Lenz/Flash90) (Uri Lenz/Flash90)

A majority of Israelis oppose territorial concessions and view the establishment of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria as a danger. 

The vast majority of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 border lines, an Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley or the division of Jerusalem as part of a peace process, according to a new poll conducted by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), Israel Hayom reports.

Overall, 74 percent of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, while 76 percent oppose a Palestinian state if it means the division of Jerusalem.

Seventy-five percent of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means an Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley. A similar percentage would oppose the replacement of the IDF with international forces in the Jordan Valley.

In fact, 52 percent of Israelis who answered that they identify with the left nevertheless oppose the replacement of the IDF with international forces in the Jordan Valley.

The Islamic State Threat

JCPA explains that the dangerous rise of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) in the Middle East has increased Israeli opposition to land concessions in Judea and Samaria. While 70 percent of respondents claim that the rise of the Islamic State has not affected their position, 17 percent say that it has made them less willing to make concessions; a mere five percent say they are more ready for territorial compromise.

The poll was conducted among 505 non-Arab Israelis.

JCPA has been conducting opinion polls on the peace process and on the question of territorial concessions since 2005.

Author: United with Israel Staff