75 Percent of Palestinians Have 'No Trust' in Obama to Negotiate Peace Deal With Israel

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Nov 09, 2015 11:00 AM
75 Percent of Palestinians Have 'No Trust' in Obama to Negotiate Peace Deal With Israel

"How much trust do you have in U.S. President Barack Obama to help Israel and Palestine negotiate a peace treaty that is equally fair to both sides," Gallup asked 1,000 Palestinian adults. Seventy-five percent admitted they have "no confidence at all" - a record number.

In fact, no more than 3 percent of Palestinians have ever held a positive opinion of the 44th president.

The president himself seems to have no confidence in his negotiating skills either. The White House announced last week that a peace deal is "not in the cards" before the end of his presidency. 

“We have to reach a realistic assessment, but there will not be a comprehensive final status agreement in the remainder of [Obama’s] term, and there likely may not even be meaningful negotiations between the two sides,” Robert Malley, the National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, told journalists on a White House call Nov. 5.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is meeting with the president at the White House today, the first time since the Obama administration signed its nuclear deal with Iran. 

The hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians show no sign of slowing down, as Palestinian terror attacks have increased in recent weeks. Thankfully, Israeli forces have no problem responding.