1 Day to "Five Years"

In anticipation of the release of Zogby Research Services' newest poll, Five Years After the Cairo Speech, Dr. James Zogby will be talking with Wolf Blitzer about President Obama's landmark Cairo speech and its implications. Their conversation will air on Wolf on CNN at 1:45 p.m. ET. 

Dr. Zogby will also be discussing the poll at its launch, hosted by the Middle East Institute and the Arab American Institute. The event will include a panel discussion about the poll with Dr. Zogby, Steve Clemons and Barbara Slavin. The launch is scheduled for June 3rd, 2014, at 12:00 p.m ET.

More information can be found at the event's website.

Week in Review: Taking Its Toll

Last week, Zogby Research Services (ZRS) made available its latest public opinion poll, “Israel and Palestine: 20 Years After Oslo,” first presented at the Sir Bani as forum, and the foundation for the new book 20 Years After Oslo. This poll showed the degradation of trust between Israelis and Palestinians over the last two decades of peace talks and politicking.

In his latest piece for the Huffington Post, “This Time Must Be Different,” Dr. James Zogby analyzes the results of the poll and sets up expectations for negotiations to come. In his own words:

“From the results of this poll, it is clear that the past 20 years have taken a toll on both Palestinians and Israelis. The leaders engaged in the current round of peace talks, therefore, must not only wrestle with the issues of maps, rights, and each other's security concerns, they also face an additional challenge. They must produce an agreement that will be accepted by their publics, and they must be able to convince their constituents that this effort will be different than what both sides now view as the failed Oslo process.”

-Dr. James Zogby

A roundup of news regarding and referencing this latest ZRS poll can be found below: 

ZRS Releases 2013 Israel/Palestine Poll

This poll was presented by ZRS (Zogby Research Services) at the 2013 Sir Bani Yas Forum, and it is the basis for the new book 20 Years After Oslo by Dr. James Zogby.  

As Israelis and Palestinians look back at the 20 years that have elapsed since their leaders signed the Oslo Accords in Washington, there are areas where their perceptions sharply differ, others in which they find agreement, and a few areas where the attitudes of both communities are somewhat conflicted.

From the results of this poll, it is clear that the past 20 years have taken a toll on the confidence both Palestinians and Israelis have in the peace process that began with the 1993 signing of the Oslo Accords, and the trust each side has in the other’s commitment to peace. Both sides admit that many of their own actions have contributed to creating this negative environment. This may be one of the most positive signs emerging from the results of this poll.

20 Years After Oslo

As Secretary of State John Kerry’s April deadline for a peace agreement approaches, a key concern is whether the Israeli and Palestinian publics are ready to support an agreement. Where do Israelis and Palestinians stand on key issues, and what kind of peace agreement do they want?

Twenty years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, Zogby Research Services examined these questions in its latest public opinion poll on Israeli and Palestinian attitudes toward the peace process: 20 Years After Oslo.

Please join Arab American Institute and the New America Foundation’s Middle East Task Force for the survey’s public release and a discussion of its findings. The poll, conducted for the Sir Bani Yas Forum in the UAE, provides critical insights for today’s peace negotiators as they seek a viable agreement that both the Israeli and Palestinian publics can support.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

New America Foundation

1899 L Street NW Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036

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If you are unable to join us in person, please tune in to the New America Foundation's live webcast of the event. No signup is required to view the streaming video. 

Join the conversation online using #20AfterOslo and following @AAIUSA and @NewAmerica.




James Zogby 

President, Arab American Institute and Zogby Research Services



Khaled Elgindy

Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution 


Lara Friedman

Director, Policy and Government Relations, Americans for Peace Now



Leila Hilal

Director, Middle East Task Force, New American Foundation