Poll shows Egypt majority against Israel peace treaty 27Apr11 April 28, 2011

The Palestinian Information Center -  27 April 2011

US polls show that more than half of Egyptians would like to void the peace treaty the country made with Israel and no longer want the embassy on Egypian soil, according to a report by German news site Deutsche Welle.

Based on the same survey taken by the US Pew Research Center, 36 per cent of Egyptians believe the Camp David Accords signed in 1979 should remain in effect.

A whopping two thirds of Egyptians are happy with the country’s progress following the ouster of longtime president Hosni Mubarak, the poll says.

The results were based on interviews with thousands of Egyptians between March 24 and April 7.

The poll also marks a ten per cent hike in support for democracy since a similar survey was taken last year.

88 per cent said that the Egyptian army, the recipient of power after the former regime’s downfall, has had a positive impact in the country’s functioning. But there was mixed opinion about police, as 61 per cent said they believe that police have had a negative impact regarding legislation. Around 60 per cent said they believe that law should be based on the Quran.

The revolution which overthrew Mubarak apparently did not curb the country’s negative view of the United States. The poll says that 70 per cent of Egyptians believe Washington played a negative role or had no role at all during the country’s political turnover.

Obama has also maintained a negative image, as 64 per cent said they don’t trust him, and 52 per cent were disappointed in how he has dealt with Arab revolutions sweeping the Mideast.

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