On Bitter Lemons American public opinion and the Middle East peace process John Zogby My bold, I'm a little surprised by these numbers, particularly on the right of return, a non-starter for "Israel as a Jewish state" guys. Slanting questions might account for it. Septics, if asked should the POTUS get tough with just about anyone will be largely positive. Silly partisan bickering with the Pal-Israel question being less a vital concern and more a marker of allegiance also plays a role. In the US this is a very remote issue and has become largely about Presidential grandstanding. Does make me think that Congress recent bout of Bibi idolatry is somewhat out of step with US public opinion. Course they are mostly old white guys with campaigns to fund and committee chairs to seek.