Katie Pavlich

An new and encouraging Rasmussen Report shows an overwhelming majority of Americans believe the Palestinians need to take the first step in the Mid-East peace process by simply recognizing Israel's right to exist before peace can possibly take hold in the region.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 71% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that Palestinian leaders should be required to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. Just eight percent (8%) disagree and say this is not essential for a Middle Eastern peace agreement. Another 21% are not sure.

The survey was taken before Obama gave his horrendous speech on Mid-East "peace" yesterday when he called on Israel to retreat back to 1967 borders with Palestine. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately rejected Obama's request.

"Obama is killing our allies."

Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.