JERUSALEM, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Only one in five Israelis believe that the current round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will bear fruit, a poll revealed on Tuesday.
The Israel Democracy Institute's Peace Index poll is a monthly public poll, which started in June 1994 and tracks down the common trends in the public opinion in regard to various aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The latest version of it, conducted with experts of the Tel Aviv University Statistics experts and published on the Walla! news website, is the first to take place amid the resumption of the peace talks last week in Washington.
Among the 602 respondents, 502 are Israeli Jews and the rest are Arabs.
Among the Jews, 79 percent think the new round of talks has a very low chance of yielding a peace deal, whereas only 18 percent give the talks a high chance of succeeding.
However, Israeli Arabs believe the chances are higher of succeeding, with 47 percent saying there is a high probability for the talks to achieve results and 41 percent saying there is a low chance for that.
In addition, 47 percent of the Jewish respondents do not trust Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to deliver a peace agreement whereas 48 percent do.
As for the core issues, the poll also shows 62.5 percent of the Israeli Jews object to withdrawing to the 1967 borders, returning annexed lands in the West Bank that Israel had got a hold of during the Mideast War of that year.
Also, 50 percent oppose an agreement in Jerusalem that would include passing the Arab neighborhoods in its east to a Palestinian state.
As for a referendum on a possible peace agreement, 49 percent of the Jewish respondents say only they should have the right to respond to it, whereas 80 percent of the Arabs say all Israeli citizens should be given the right to vote.
The survey, conducted on July 28-30, has a margin of error of 4. 5 percent.