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Arab youth in Morocco, UAE and Egypt support peace with Israel – poll


Youth in Morocco, United Arab Emirates and Egypt generally support their countries normalization of relationship The 2023 Arab Youth Survey by Dubai-based public relations agency ASDA’A BCW found similarities between Israel and Israel.

The home countries of the survey respondents signed the Abraham Accords, a series of joint normalization statements between Israel and other countries in the Middle East.

In Morocco, 50 percent of young Arabs “strongly support” or “somewhat support” relations with Israel, rising to 75 percent in the UAE and 73 percent in Egypt.

In Bahrain, 53 percent of respondents said they were “strongly opposed” or “somewhat opposed” to normalizing relations with Israel.

Perceptions of Israel across the Arab world remain mostly negative

Most of the other 14 countries that participated in the survey were unanimously opposed, with 100 percent of respondents in both Iraq and the Palestinian Territories opposing closer ties with Israel.

Respondent from Saudi Arabia North Africa is also strongly opposed to normalizing relations with Israel.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid shakes hands with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita before becoming prime minister at the Negev summit in Sdebok in March (Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS)

86% of survey participants considered the Jewish state to be an enemy of their own state, indicating that Perspectives of Arab Youth on Israel Still a decidedly negative.

Young Arabs in North Africa do not believe that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be resolved anytime soon, with only a third of respondents believing that the Arab world is giving “sufficient attention and attention” to the issue, the findings show. “.

Throughout March and April, ASDA’A BCW conducted 3,600 interviews arab youth and young adults 18 countries and 53 cities across the Middle East and North Africa. This year’s Arab Youth Survey provides a general overview of the “largest population in the Arab world”. The poll has a margin of error of 1.6 percent.


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