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54% OF EGYPTIANS WANT PEACE TREATY WITH ISRAEL SCRAPPED

In Uncategorized on April 26, 2011 at 2:01 am

“More than half of all Egyptians would like to see the 1979 peace treaty with Israel annulled, according to results of a poll conducted by the U.S.-based Pew Research Center released Monday,” reports Haaretz. “According to the poll results, only 36 percent of Egyptians are in favor of maintaining the treaty, compared with 54 percent who would like to see it scrapped….The poll, based on interviews with 1,000 Egyptians around the country, was conducted between March 24 and April 7 as part of the Spring 2011 Pew Global. Attitudes survey that was conducted in 22 countries. The poll has a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. Opinions varied according to income, with 60 percent of lower income Egyptians supporting the treaty’s cancellation while only 45 percent of the wealthier classes thinking it should be done away with. Only 40 percent of Egyptians with a college education thought the treaty should be scrapped, as well.”

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