While liberals in the West get hysterical about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and bawl around about how the Israelis are mistreating the "poor, innocent Palestinians" who only want to live in peace (yeah, right!), the majority of those in the Arab world don't want to be bothered about the Palestinians, except as a tool to rail against Israel.
Read from Israel Matzav:
Online poll: 71% of Arabs could care less about 'Palestinians'
"An online poll at al-Arabiya (link in Arabic) reports that 71% of respondents are no longer interested in the 'Palestinians.' (The graphic below is a screen capture from a Google translation of the poll).
Elder of Ziyon cites an op-ed on the subject from al-Sharq al-Awswat and comments:
'It is inconceivable to this editorialist that the wall-to-wall coverage of a people who have nothing to do with the day to day lives of ordinary Arabs has made them sick of the whole topic - especially in light of the Hamas/Fatah split, which turned off a lot of previously supportive Arabs. If Palestinians can't get their act together, they are saying, why should we beat our heads against the wall for these babies?'
The real question this poll presents is whether (if ever) there can be enough polls like this to make the Arab rulers realize that they can cut the 'Palestinians' loose without worrying about the 'Arab street.
Read the whole thing."