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Global Public Opinion on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Over a Decade – A Comprehensive Resource with Insights from Opinionated Authors. Uncover Varied Perspectives in Our Conflict Dossier
This section of our Palestinian-Israeli Conflict dossier provides an overview of worldwide public opinion on the conflict, spanning over a decade. It also offers a comprehensive overview of authors and opinion makers who have contributed opinionated articles to our website.
In 2010, the Fanack Foundation was founded as a Dutch non-profit organization in the International City of Justice, The Hague, alongside the Fanack company. Its mission is to promote understanding, tolerance, and friendship among all nations and peoples, irrespective of their religious beliefs, race, or ethnicity. The Foundation aligns with international law and condemns human rights violations in the context of the conflict.
This perspective is in line with global public opinion, which criticizes Israel’s policies regarding human rights violations and its failure to adhere to international treaties. This contributes to Israel’s perception as the fourth most disliked country globally, following only Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea.
It’s important to note that this doesn’t suggest a lack of significant Israeli opposition to current Israeli political stances, nor does it imply that the perception of the conflict’s root causes and potential resolutions is static. This also applies to public opinion in countries like the United States and its European allies.
According to a 2022 report by the PEW Research Center, Americans generally hold more positive views of the Israeli population and the Israeli government compared to the Palestinian people and their government.
The report highlights that White evangelicals are significantly more likely to believe that God granted the land, now Israel, to the Jewish people (70% of White evangelicals), compared to 32% of U.S. Jews who expressed a similar view in a 2020 survey.
Both European and American populations, have grown increasingly disenchanted with Israeli right-wing politics, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine – people’s right to dignity and to self-determination – and the disruptive influence on political change by groups from both sides of the aisle, like the Kahane movement and Hamas.
As indicated in the PEW report, attitudes towards a bias for Israel are rapidly evolving. In the USA, particularly among Democratic Party voters, and in Europe, the perception towards a more balanced bias has already shifted across all significant voter groups.
Unfortunately, it may take prolonged suffering of Palestinians and Israelis before the interest in resolving the conflict – in accordance with international treaties and human rights – gains full, unbiased, and meaningful support of all of those vital for a meaningful dialogue to find a solution.
It’s important to note that we don’t necessarily endorse all of the opinions expressed in the listed articles below, but we consider all viewpoints expressed worthy of sharing:
Opinion - August 3, 2023
Palestinians live in conditions forced upon them by Israel with an iron fist. Since the start of 2023, 174 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army, compared to 232 in all of 2022. Not including Israel's wars on Gaza, 2022 was the deadliest year on record for Palestinians. The majority of victims were from the West Bank.
Opinion - May 19, 2023
Israel demands an exclusive recognition of a Jewish state, rather than a regular state. Such a demand reflects a level of arrogance that disregards the plight of the Palestinians, who have been victimised by Israeli aggression. This demand requires Palestinians to recognise Israel's historical narrative and its right to exist at their expense.
Opinion - February 9, 2023
Fatah contributed to the Palestinians' rally and crystallised their identity. It also led their national struggle, dying the Palestinian struggle with Fatah's colours to this moment, through its leading position in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) since 1969 and the Palestinian Authority since its founding in 1994.
Opinion - February 3, 2023
Similar to the Ukrainian crisis, the conflict between Israel and Palestinians is an international responsibility. For an acceptable and a condemned occupation to coexist is irrational. The Russian occupation of parts of Ukraine required a courageous moral response from the international community, and the same is necessary to confront Israel's …
Opinion - January 25, 2023
Opinion - October 20, 2022
Recently, Algeria sponsored a meeting for the 14 Palestinian factions to end the Palestinian political division. The meeting sought to reclaim national unity and revive collective entities, such as the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Also, the Algeria meeting aimed to end the Palestinian division and …
Opinion - September 20, 2022