Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and University Honors
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Public opinion, Israel -- Politics and government, Palestine -- Politics and government, United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East -- Public opinion, Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States -- Public opinion
A majority of Americans support a two-state solution with an independent Palestinian state for the first time since 2012, according to Gallup polling data from February 2020. In February 2021, Gallup found that the majority was maintained at 52%, indicating a momentous shift in American public opinion. Through careful examination of the historical precedent between the United States and Israel, culminating in a shared American-Israeli narrative that has permeated public opinion for decades, I investigate why this shift has occurred, as well as why this shift has not been reflected in foreign policy objectives and party platforms.
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Concannon, Sophie Myers, "Scratch a Desert, Produce a Garden: The American Failure to Facilitate a Two-State Solution" (2021). University Honors Theses. Paper 1061.