What causes changes in opinion about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?
Fielding, David; Penny, Madeline
In this paper we present a statistical analysis of the factors that drive monthly variations in the aggregate level of support among Israeli Jews for the Oslo Peace Process. Attitudes depend on both the state of the Israeli economy and the intensity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the onset of the Intifada. Moreover, different dimensions of the conflict have very different effects on Jewish public opinion. In particular, there is substantial heterogeneity in the response of attitudes to conflict events on either side of the Green Line.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 601
Keywords: Israel; Palestine; Intifada; peace process
Research Type: Discussion Paper