Post Lebanon War poll show major shift to right
Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 24 September 2006
Telephone poll of a representative sample of 1,000 adult Israelis Jews
carried out by Maagar Mohot Survey Institute (headed by Professor Yitzchak
Katz for Israel Policy Center [ www.merkazmedini.org ] on 17-22 August 2006
(shortly after the end of the war in Lebanon). Statistical error +/- 2.5
percentage points. Results published in the September 2006 issue of Nekuda.
How would you term the outcome of the current war in Lebanon in terms of the
State of Israel?
Failure for the State of Israel 51% Draw 25% Victory for Israel 10% Other
Do the results of war in Lebanon increase or decrease the danger of an
additional and harsher war with our enemies?
Increase 73% Decrease 14% Other 13%
Did past unilateral withdrawals from Lebanon and Gaza contribute to the
breaking out of the current war in Lebanon?
Yes 63% No 24% Other 13%
Do you today support an additional unilateral withdrawal from Judea and
Samaria or oppose it?
Support 15% Oppose 73% Other 12%
Do you agree or disagree with the assertion that the Israeli foreign and
security policy towards the Arab State and the Palestinians in the last five
years was not responsibly managed?
Agree (was irresponsible) 57% Disagree 23% Other 20%
Do you agree or disagree with the assertion that today, in retrospect, the
push to reach peace with the Palestinians caused damage to the State of
Agree (damaged) 57% Disagree 31% Other 12%
Do you agree or disagree with the assertion that the citizens of Israel
should make a basic change in their relationship towards Arabs and
Palestinians, and relate to them with considerably more hardness and not
seek simple ways to resolve the Israeli Arab conflict?
Agree (change) 62% Disagree 27% Other 11%
What position do you identify more with:
17% Make peace with enemies
60% Israel's enemies don't want peace with us
16% Both to same extent
What position do you identify more with?
82% The lives of IDF soldiers should not be endangered in order to preserve
the lives of innocent Lebanese civilians.
04% The lives of IDF soldiers should be endangered in order to preserve the
lives of innocent Lebanese civilians
Do you agree or disagree with the assertion that the implementation of the
Oslo agreement and the disengagement from the Gaza Strip were not justified
in light of the feeling of division that part of the public felt?
Agree (not justified) 55% Disagree 33% Other 12%
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
(mail POB 982 Kfar Sava)
Tel 972-9-7604719/Fax 972-3-7255730
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