Most Israelis back a peace deal, poll shows

With Israeli-Palestinian talks set to begin, a poll shows that a majority of Israelis would support a final-status agreement with the Palestinian Authority.

The poll, conducted by Tel Aviv University and the Dialog Institute, showed that 39 percent of Israelis would vote for a peace deal if it were brought to a referendum, while 16 percent said they would probably vote for a deal. Twenty percent of respondents would vote against a deal, while 5 percent would likely oppose it. Twenty percent of respondents said they were undecided.

The poll questioned 511 Israelis and had a 4.3 percent margin of error. — jta