The government of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not offer much hope for peace in the Middle East. His coalition of right wing fanatics and religious zealots are more interested in oppressing the people of Palestine and denying them the right to enjoy a peaceful productive life. It was rather amazing to learn froma new Israel survey that a majority of Jews in Israel support the concept of an independent Palestinian state. The survey by Israel Hayom which asked Israelis if they support or oppose the idea of two states for two peoples resulted in 54% saying they wanted two states while 38% rejected the concept.
Unfortunately, the respondents are almost split with 43% either supporting or opposing a freeze on new settlements on the West Bank. Unfortunately, time is growing shorter and shorter for a peaceful resolution of this conflict.