Conflict & Justice

Israelis who support Palestinian UN Membership

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Tal Harris is director of "One Voice", an Israeli advocacy group that supports the two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians. (photo: Fouad Abu Ghosh)

It has been a day for full-on diplomacy at the United Nations: American and European officials are feverishly trying to come up with a new Mideast negotiation framework. They're working against a tight deadline. On Friday, Palestinian officials plan to present their official request for full UN membership.

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The United States is planning to veto the move at the Security Council. Israel is officially against it, too.

But at least some Israelis are not. This week, a poll showed that 69 percent of Israelis thought that if the UN were to recognize a Palestinian state, Israel should accept the decision. The poll was conducted jointly by Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah.

The World's Matthew Bell attended a rally in Tel Aviv in support of Israeli recognition of a Palestinian state.

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