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The Israel Factor 8.2013, Questionnaire

by Shmuel Rosner

September 3, 2013 | 7:34 am

Israel Factor 8.2013, Questionnaire




Please rank the Obama administration’s policy on the following topics from 1 (terrible policy) to 10 (great policy):




Refraining from more intensive intervention in Syria


Trying to promote the Israeli-Palestinian peace process


Dealing with developments in Egypt and handling its relations with the Egyptian government


Advancing the effort to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons


Handling relations with Turkey






Thinking about Secretary of State John Kerry, and comparing him to some of his predecessors (Clinton, Rice, Powel, Albright), please rank the following statements from 1 (completely false) to 10 (completely true):



Kerry believes more than other Secretaries of State that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is strategically important for the US


Kerry seems like he knows what he is doing with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process


Kerry has a good chance to succeed in getting Israel and the Palestinians closer to a peace agreement or even achieving one


Kerry is more naïve about the peace process than most of his predecessors


Kerry gets Israel better than his predecessors


Kerry is on a collision course with the Israeli government


Kerry is the most promising Secretary since James Baker


Kerry is the worst Secretary for Israel since James Baker





Looking ahead to 2016, please rank the following presidential candidates on scale of 1 (very bad for Israel) to 10 (very good for Israel)




Hillary Clinton


Joe Biden


Chris Christie


Marco Rubio


Paul Ryan


Jeb Bush


Janet Napolitano


Andrew Cuomo


Martin O'Malley


Deval Patrick


Cory Booker


Elizabeth Warren


Mark Warner


Brian Schweitzer


Kirsten Gillibrand


Rand Paul


Bobby Jindal


Susana Martinez


Amy Klobuschar


Howard Dean


Antonio Villaraigosa


Mike Pence


Eric Cantor


Ted Cruz


Jon Huntsman


Rick Santorum


John Thune


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