Attitudes Toward a Middle East in Crisis: Surveys of Arab and Jewish Opinion in Israel
Now that the Israeli-Palestinian standoff has once again spiraled into violence, how do Arab and Jewish Israelis view the conflict with Hamas and other important issues in the region? What is their opinion of the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt? How do Israelis feel about the prospect of war with Iran and the deteriorating situation in Syria? Has the reelection of Barack Obama changed the Israeli public’s view of the United States?
On November 30, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will host Nonresident Senior Fellow Shibley Telhami for the release of his annual survey of Arab and Jewish Israeli public opinion. Telhami, the poll’s principal investigator and the Anwar Sadat professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, will present his research and key findings followed by a discussion with Dana Weiss, moderator of Channel 2 News’ “Meet the Press” in Israel. Senior Fellow Tamara Cofman Wittes, director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, will provide introductory remarks and moderate the discussion.
After the program, panelists will take audience questions.