Loans to Israel


Respondents to The Evening Sun's informal telephone survey are nearly split on the issue of U.S. loan guarantees to Israel.

The guarantees should not be conditional on Israel stopping further settlement of the West Bank, say 52 percent of respondents to "It's Your Call." Of 670 callers, 349 favor this position while 321 (48 percent) say loan guarantees should be conditional on stopping settlement.

Among 669 respondents, 344 (51 percent) say the U.S. government should move ahead with the loan guarantee regardless of the planned Middle East peace conference, while 325 (49 percent) disagree with this position.

Among 665 respondents, 345 (52 percent) say loan guarantees to Israel should not be delayed until after the Middle East peace conference, while 320 (48 percent) disagree.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.


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