WASHINGTON The future of Jerusalem is considered one of the core issues in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and one of the most significant obstacles to a permanent agreement between the two sides. However, it appears that on the Palestinian side, those who live in Jerusalem have already made their decision on the matter and the Palestinian Authority leadership in Ramallah may not like it. A public opinion poll carried out by American Pechter Middle East Polls for the Council on Foreign Relations together with the head of the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, Dr. Nabil Kukali, showed that if Jerusalem were divided as part of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, east Jerusalem Arabs would prefer to live under Israeli sovereignty. The poll, which comprised the residents of east Jerusalems 19 Arab neighborhoods, also pointed out that their opposition to Jerusalems division is so intense that they would rather move to a new home within Israels borders rather than live under the authority of a Palestinian state. The study also showed that Jerusalems Palestinian residents were interested in keeping their Israeli Identity cards and enjoying the States health and social benefits. Some 35% of them said that Israeli citizenship is their preferred citizenship and only 30% chose to be citizens of the future Palestinian state. An additional 30% said that they didnt know, or preferred not to answer the question.