Q. What, in your view, is the single biggest obstacle to peace in the Middle East?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Unwillingness of Israelis/ Palestinians to compromise||33%||38%||31%||37%|
|The Israeli (housing) settlements in areas which Palestinians claim for an independent Palestine||6%||6%||7%||14%|
|Israel’s oppression of Palestinians||8%||8%||8%||15%|
|Palestinian terror attacks on Israelis||5%||3%||7%||5%|
|Infighting between the various Palestinian organisations (e.g. Hamas and Fatah)||6%||5%||7%||4%|
|Inaction by the United Nations||3%||4%||3%||2%|
|Opposition to Israel from other Middle Eastern countries||8%||7%||9%||–|
One third (33%) of respondents think that the unwillingness of Israelis and Palestinians to compromise is the single biggest obstacle to peace in the Middle East and a further one third (31%) do not know. The remaining 36% selected a range of reasons including Israel’s oppression of Palestinians (8%) and opposition to Israel from other Middle Eastern countries (8%).
There were few substantial differences across voter groups.