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Can Israeli and Palestinian Rights Coexist?

Ahead of the approaching Middle East conference scheduled to be held in Annapolis, Maryland, fully 67% of Americans say they believe a way can be found for the state of Israel to exist so that the rights and needs of the Palestinian people are taken care of, according to a May 2007 survey. Majorities or pluralities in Western Europe and Canada take the same position but the picture is quite different among Muslim publics in the Middle East. More than seven-in-ten Egyptians, Jordanians, Palestinians and Kuwaitis believe “the rights and needs of the Palestinian people cannot be taken care of as long as the state of Israel exists.” Read More