Obama appointee Zogby polls the Arab world, reports dramatic levels of support for US brokered peace plan

Surprise: Majority of Arabs back Trump Middle East peace plan, 79% of Saudis
by Paul Bedard
October 16, 2020

In a surprise that experts didn’t see coming, most Arabs in countries that would be affected by President Trump’s Middle East peace plan endorse the pathway to normalized relations with Israel. In the survey, a remarkable 7 in 10 people in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Jordan said they also feel that normalization is coming despite what Palestinian leaders do to resist peace with the Jewish state. “Such findings would have seemed preposterous 5 or 10 years ago,” said a report on the findings in Middle East expert Joel Rosenberg’s All Arab News. The poll, done by James Zogby, founder of Zogby Research Services and president of the Arab American Institute, raised the prospect that Saudi Arabia…is warming to a deal. READ MORE

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