Although a steady diet of mainstream media often imputes the failure of the peace process to Israeli settlements, Americans are smarter. A recent poll has found that Americans overwhelmingly blame the Palestinian leadership for the failure of the peace talks.
The Israel Project (TIP) poll revealed that “voters overwhelmingly hold the Palestinian Authority (PA) responsible for the recent breakdown in peace talks and overwhelmingly agree with the stance – emphasized by both the Israeli government and the State Department – that Jerusalem can’t be expected to negotiate with an anticipated unity government that includes the designated terror group Hamas”.
While some US officials have overemphasized the settlements also echoed largely by the mainstream media, it seems the Americans aren’t buying it.
Read the results of the poll here.