January 19, 2011, - 2:08 pm

No Surprise: 70% of Palestinians Prefer Israeli Rule

By Debbie Schlussel

While the Palestinian Mission in Washington, yesterday, hoisted its ugly flag in a move to manipulate the world further toward its terrorist statehood scheme, most Palestinians don’t support it, according to a new poll.  This isn’t news to me, since there have been many of these polls over the years–all with the same result.  The vast majority of Palestinians–70%, according to a new poll–prefer to live  under Israeli rule, as opposed to Palestinian (or any other kind of Arab or Muslim) rule.

That’s because–despite the hype and overwhelming anti-Israel media and propaganda–they know the truth:  their lifestyle, quality of living, degree of freedom, and ability to remain alive and in one piece are all infinitely greater under the Western, civilized Jews who run Israel than the barbarians who run every single Arab and Muslim nation, especially the savages who run HAMAS and Fatah and would be their leaders, as they are in HAMASastan/Gaza and FATAHstan/the so-called “West Bank.”

Technically, only 35% were open and honest in the survey.  But another 35% refused to answer, either way, and that’s because they agree with the other 35% but know that if cousin Mohammed who heads the HAMAS block party down the street finds out they answered honestly, their heads, torsos, and limbs will end up in different locations around Ramallah, Khan Younis, and Tul Karem.  Only 30% said they’d prefer Palestinian rule.  And 40% of the Palestinians said that if their East Jerusalem neighborhood would become part of a Palestinian state, they’d relocate to another neighborhood if they could remain Israeli.

Not exactly a ringing endorsement by Palestinian Muslims.  The Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, run by Dr. Nabil Kukali, did the field work on the poll for Pechter Middle East Polls.  I hear he woke up with a donkey’s head in his bed this morning.

This survey explored the attitudes of Palestinian Arabs, living in all 19 neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, about their satisfactions and dissatisfactions with life in East Jerusalem, and their concerns and anticipated benefits of having their neighborhood become part of a new Palestinian state, or alternatively, having their neighborhood become an internationally recognized part of Israel and its residents become full Israeli citizens.

Dr. David Pollock was the principal investigator for this study and supervised the design, data collection and analysis of the study. Pechter Middle East Polls, headed by Adam Pechter, initiated, commissioned and analyzed the poll. Field work was conducted in November 2010 by a West Bank based Palestinian polling firm, the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, headed by Dr. Nabil Kukali, using in-home, face-to-face interviews with a representative sample of 1,039 East Jerusalemites. The margin of error is 3%.

The most striking finding relates to East Jerusalemite preferences for citizenship after a two-state solution has been reached. When asked if they preferred to become a citizen of Palestine, with all of the rights and privileges of other citizens of Palestine, or a citizen of Israel, with all of the rights and privileges of other citizens of Israel, only 30% chose Palestinian citizenship. Thirty five percent chose Israeli citizenship and 35% declined to answer or said they didn’t know. A similar question asked respondents if “most people in your neighborhood” would prefer to become citizens of Palestine or of Israel: 31% estimated that most people prefer Palestinian citizenship; 39% estimated that most people prefer Israeli citizenship; and 30% declined to answer or said they didn’t know.

Furthermore, when asked if they would move to a different home inside Israel, if their neighborhood became part of Palestine, 40% said they were likely to move to Israel.

Like I said, not exactly a ringing endorsement by Palestinian Muslims of this statehood they allegedly want so much. They’d much rather live under the “evil Zionists” than their own people. They know the scoop.

How sad that most of the rest of the world does not and continues to bury its head in the sand in favor of yet another official state for Greater Barbaria.

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15 Responses

Arabs who are honest with themselves (and familiar with history) know this is true. Those who monitored the rapid influx of Arabs from North Africa and the surrounding lands in the 1920s and 1930s (when Jewish immigration was restricted) noted that they tended to settle close to areas of Jewish settlement, where jobs and economic opportunities were to be had.

Those who were living in Gaza (under Egyptian control) or in the “West Bank” annexed by Jordan had a taste of life under Arab rule, which was a form of non-benign neglect. But from 1967-1987, they lived under Israeli rule which, for many, was a golden age. Both areas saw massive improvements in infrastructure (roads, water, electric and sewage lines), schools and medical facilities, and access to the vibrant Israeli labor and commercial market. Those years saw radical improvements in child mortality and lifespan, literacy rates, and average incomes – fastest in the world in some respects. Note that during those years there was little outside interference, and little foreign aid to the territories beyond the existing UNRWA.

All that was followed, of course, by the first intifada, the Oslo madness and Arafat, and “martyrs” to the ongoing peace process. But look at what one finds today in areas where Israeli security control and “settler” investment has been established. Some Arabs study at the “settler” university center in Ariel, while others shop and work at the Rami Levy supermarkets or other Israeli factories – you know, the ones the Palestinians and their friends want boycotted.

Raymond in DC on January 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm

After Tunisia, can you blame them? Here is the most Europeanized state in the Arab World – secular, anti-Islamist and progressive by Arab standards yet it can’t manage to run an economy that provides a good standard of living to its citizens. That’s in large part why its dictator was ousted by the army. And Palestinian Arabs know the PA kleptocracy and Hamas Islamic dictatorship are no better. They may hate the Jews but they all know their Arab brethren won’t treat them so decently.

NormanF on January 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Palestine is allowed to hoist its flag over Washington DC. Is that not a foreshadowing of things to come? Meanwhile it’s illegal to fly our own flag– all made in China– in areas of our own country, the USA.

John on January 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Raymond, when given a free choice, Palestinian Arabs prefer to work for Jewish employers and to shop in Israeli stores. They know they won’t find good work among their fellow Arabs and they won’t find things they need that are good in quality as those made in Israel. Don’t watch what they say – watch what they do. There may never be a formal peace between Israel and them but there already is a sort of informal day to day to co-existence – the kind the world says should be replaced by a fence and a boycott of Israel. Don’t look for those facts to show up in the MSM any time soon.

NormanF on January 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Shhhhhhhhhhhh……. This is supposed to be top-secret classified information. If word gets out that at least 70% of the Arabs living in Israel prefer to live under the Israeli government, then Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, the Neturei Karta “Rabbis,” and other assorted leftist perverts, are liable to whip themselves into a mental-masturbatory frenzy of inferiority and self-hate.

Ralph Adamo on January 20, 2011 at 1:08 am

Pretty good for a genocidal apartheid state.

Occam's Tool on January 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm

So, in addition to your staggering knowledge of Israeli affairs, you also have the ability to understand the minds of 35% of the Palestenian population? Wow, you are truly amazing. Truly.

Ifra on January 25, 2011 at 7:53 pm

As a Palestinian Muslim American, I’d prefer Israel to annex the westbank and gaza strip and give palestinians full citizenship in Israel along with their full civil rights, equality and then the whole issues is resolved. This would satisfy both camps who want right of return, settlement issue, and jerusalem. So lets all unite under one country as jews, muslims, and christians and show the world what a true democratic country should be.

nael on May 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I think they scrubbed it.
Oops! Not found…
Do you have a screen shot?

Alice on November 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

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