Oh my.... 86.5% of 'Hebrew-speaking Israelis' against cease fire
A poll by Mina Tzemach - who most definitely leans left - shows that 86.5% of 'Hebrew-speaking Israelis' (i.e. Jewish Israelis) opposes a cease fire in Gaza
When asking about a potential cease-fire, the poll gave two choices.
The first endorsed a cease-fire because "Israel had enough achievements,
soldiers have died, and it is time to stop."
The second said Israel
cannot accept a cease-fire because "Hamas continues firing missiles on
Israel, not all the tunnels have been found, and Hamas has not
Only 9.7 percent chose option one, 86.5% option two,
and 3.8% said they did not know. Men were more likely to want the
operation to continue than women.
Asked how they would rate the
operation if a cease-fire happened today, 2.2% said a big success, 22.6%
a good result, and 47.6% a so-so result. Fourteen point nine percent
said it would be a good result for Hamas, 8.7% said a great success for
Hamas, and four percent did not know.
Rimon said that when those
who considered the operation's results so-so are combined with those who
believe the result of the operation was good or a great success for
Hamas, more than 71 percent are disappointed with the operation so far.
"Israelis want victory," Rimon said. "The public has a bitter taste in its mouth from the results of the war so far."
Rimon cautioned Netanyahu that if he agreed to a cease-fire, he would be confronting the overwhelming majority of the nation.
the compliments Netanyahu has received for running the operation, his
restraint, thinking things through, and obtaining international support
will be lost and will be replaced with criticism," Rimon said. "But this
is the test of a leader. If he believes that the greater good of Israel
requires a cease-fire because of relations with the United States and
the international community, he will put ratings aside and do what he
thinks is right. We shall wait and see."
What could go wrong?
Labels: Binyamin Netanyahu, Gaza, Hamas, IDF, Israeli polls, Operation Protective Edge