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Sunday, December 23, 2012
[Pigs fly again?]Poll: 80% Israelis IDF must remain in West Bank if have unilateral withdrawal

[Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: So another poll bankrolled by someone pushing
retreat being palmed off to the media as proof that Israelis support
retreat.

Let's connect the dots.

#1. "Eighty percent of respondents supported leaving an IDF presence in the
West Bank in the case of unilateral withdrawal until a final status
agreement is signed. All Yahadut Hatorah supporters answered "yes" to this
question, while on the other side of the political spectrum, 64% of Meretz
supporters also answered in favor of IDF security measures."

#2. They didn't ask the "if pigs can fly" question: "Do you think that it
is reasonable to assume that the IDF would indeed remain deployed in the
West Bank in the case of unilateral withdrawal until a final status
agreement is signed in the absence of an Israeli civilian presence in the
area?"

Why "pig can fly"? Because in Israel's history of deployments in areas
which had no civilian presence the IDF always inevitably retreated when push
came to shove.]

Poll: 45% of Israelis support unilateral withdrawal - if army stays
By TAMARA ZIEVE The Jerusalem Post 12/23/2012 14:02
http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=297031

Rafi Smith poll: 80% of Israelis support IDF presence in W. Bank in the case
of unilateral withdrawal until agreement is signed.

Almost half of the Israeli population supports a unilateral withdrawal from
the Palestinian territories on the basis of the 1967 lines, according to a
poll conducted by Rafi Smith for the Blue and White Future movement.

Forty-five percent of respondents answered they would back a unilateral
withdrawal while maintaining the large settlement blocs including western
Samaria, Kedumim, Jerusalem, Ma’aleh Adumim and Gush Etzion.

In a similar survey conducted in June, only 38% of respondents supported
such a withdrawal.

Eighty percent of respondents supported leaving an IDF presence in the West
Bank in the case of unilateral withdrawal until a final status agreement is
signed. All Yahadut Hatorah supporters answered "yes" to this question,
while on the other side of the political spectrum, 64% of Meretz supporters
also answered in favor of IDF security measures.

Seventy-six percent of those surveyed supported the principle of
compensating settlers who agree to evacuate voluntarily, with 95% of both
Yesh Atid and The Tzipi Livni party supporters favoring this idea.

Meanwhile, 68% of respondents backed early preparations by the state to
absorb settlers now living east of the security barrier, in order to
facilitate implementation of the process, down 10% from the June survey.
This 10% decrease was mostly attributed to right-wing and Orthodox
respondents.

The percentage of Bayit Yehudi supporters who answered in favor of
unilateral withdrawal rose by 16% since June to 41%.

Co-chairman of the Blue and White Future movement Gilad Sher said that the
Israeli public is beginning to internalize the idea that a Jewish democratic
state requires withdrawing from the Palestinian territories, with or without
an agreement.

"It is the duty of a responsible government - any government - to promote
the reality of two states for two peoples as a clear interest for national
security," Sher stated. "The status quo and the ineffectiveness of the
current government is leading to the end of Zionism, which established in
Israel the national and democratic home of the Jewish people."

"We must curb the danger of a bi-national or unequal state through one-sided
constructive steps," he continued. "The government must prepare, with
courage and responsibility, the infrastructure along the security barrier
while conducting controlled, responsible and planned evacuations from
settlements located outside the settlement blocs, and to successfully absorb
those forced to evacuate in order to maintain a Jewish, democratic,
legitimate and secure Israel."

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