April 21, 2008

Poll: Israelis Say West Bank Is "Liberated," Not "Occupied"

Changing the lexicon restores truth to the Middle East narrative. From Poll: Israelis Say West Bank Is "Liberated," Not "Occupied":

In its latest monthly peace index survey for March 2008, Tel Aviv University's Steinmetz Center for Peace Research found that, by a wide margin, the majority of Israeli Jews view the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) as "liberated" rather than "occupied" territory. The researchers noted that, "We were surprised to discover that even though, over the years, the concept of 'occupation' has become more common both in the political discourse and the media, today a majority of the Jewish public defines the West Bank as 'liberated territory' (55%) and not as 'occupied territory' (32%)." By a margin of 57% to 23%, more than 2-1, Israeli Jews oppose a return to the pre-1967 borders.