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What Causes Changes in Opinion about the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process?


  • David Fielding

    () (Department of Economics, University of Otago)

  • Madeline Penny

    (Department of Economics, University of Otago)


In this paper we present a statistical analysis of the factors that drive monthly variations in the aggregate level of support among Israeli Jews for the Oslo Peace Process. Attitudes depend on both the state of the Israeli economy and the intensity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the onset of the Intifada. Moreover, different dimensions of the conflict have very different effects on Jewish public opinion. In particular, there is substantial heterogeneity in the response of attitudes to conflict events on either side of the Green Line.

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  • David Fielding & Madeline Penny, 2006. "What Causes Changes in Opinion about the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process?," Working Papers 0601, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised Mar 2006.
  • Handle: RePEc:otg:wpaper:0601

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    2. Fielding, David, 2003. "Counting the Cost of the Intifada: Consumption, Saving and Political Instability in Israel," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 116(3-4), pages 297-312, September.
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    1. Claude Berrebi & Esteban F. Klor, 2008. "Are Voters Sensitive to Terrorism? Direct Evidence from the Israeli Electorate," Working Papers WR-477-1, RAND Corporation.

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