Some 77% of respondents believe Israel must pursue hard-line policies to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies poll finds. It also finds 57% are pleased with how PM Netanyahu is handling the Iranian threat.
Yori Yalon, Israel Hayom 18.10.2018
Some 91% of Israelis believe Israel should continue to strike Iranian assets in Syria, a new poll commissioned by the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies has found.
The poll, released on Tuesday, was conducted by the Maagar Mochot polling and research institution and questioned 501 respondents.
It found that 77% of Israelis believe that Israel must pursue hard-line policies, including military operations, to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Fifty-seven percent of respondents said they were pleased with how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was dealing with the Iranian threat.
Of those, 39% were not Likud voters.
The poll also found that 38% of Israelis believe Iran poses the biggest threat to Israel, followed by Hamas (32%), the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (11%) and the Palestinian Authority (7%).
The poll was conducted ahead of a JISS confernce on the Israel-Iran conflict next week (21.10).
”The survey overwhelmingly shows that the Israeli public lends legitimacy to the government’s policy on Iran,” said JISS President Professor Efraim Inbar.
Israel Hayom, 18.10.2018