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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

No Doubt The Majority of Israelis Would Support PM Bibi if He Stopped Negotiating a Palestinian State!

True we all know that polls can be manipulated depending on how the questions are worded, but this recent poll written about in the Jerusalem Post makes it very clear where most Israelis stand. Following are the numbers directly from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs:
Since 2005, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs has conducted opinion polls on the peace process, Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 lines, continued Israeli control of the Jordan Valley, and the proposed division of Jerusalem.According to the latest poll conducted on October 12-14, 2014, by Shivukim-Panorama for the Jerusalem Center, 75% of the Israeli Jewish public continue to oppose Israel’s withdrawal from the Jordan Valley and the division of Jerusalem.Moreover, the rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East has made the Israeli public even less ready for territorial concessions in the West Bank. While 70% report that the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) has not affected their position, 17% say it has made them less ready for concessions, while 5% say they are more ready for concessions.Some 75% of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means an Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley. A similar percentage would oppose the replacement of the IDF with international forces in the Jordan Valley. Notably, 52% of Israelis who identify with “the left” oppose the replacement of the IDF with international forces in the Jordan Valley.Overall, 74% of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines, while 76% oppose a Palestinian state if it means the division of Jerusalem.

Profile of respondents

Total
Ideology
Group
Right
Center
Left
Veterans
Former USSR
How do you identify yourself? (Total #)

505

304

125

68

421

84
1. In light of the spread of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, has this affected your stance regarding Israeli territorial concessions in the West Bank?


Total
Ideology
Group
Right
Center
Left
Veterans
Former USSR
More ready for concessions
4.8%
2.3%
4.0%
17.6%
5.7%
-
Less ready for concessions
16.8%
23.7%
9.6%
-
14.3%
29.8%
No change
70.1%
66.8%
75.2%
73.5%
72.2%
59.5%
Don’t know/no answer
8.3%
7.2%
11.2%
8.8%
7.8%
10.7%
2. Do you support or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines?


Total
Ideology
Group
Right
Center
Left
Veterans
Former USSR
Support
18.2%
4.3%
21.6%
72.1%
21.4%
2.4%
Oppose
74.3%
91.8%
63.2%
19.1%
71.5%
88.1%
Don’t know/no answer
7.5%
3.9%
15.2%
8.8%
7.1%
9.5%
3. Do you support or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means an Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley?


Total
Ideology
Group
Right
Center
Left
Veterans
Former USSR
Support
11.5%
6.3%
11.2%
35.3%
13.1%
3.6%
Oppose
74.9%
85.2%
67.2%
42.6%
76.0%
69.0%
Don’t know/no answer
13.7%
8.6%
21.6%
22.1%
10.9%
27.4%
4. Would you agree to the replacement of the IDF with international forces in the Jordan Valley?


Total
Ideology
Group
Right
Center
Left
Veterans
Former USSR
Agree
16.6%
10.2%
20.0%
38.2%
18.1%
9.5%
Disagree
75.4%
84.5%
67.2%
51.5%
74.8%
78.6%
Don’t know/no answer
7.9%
5.3%
12.8%
10.3%
7.1%
11.9%
5. Do you support or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means the division of Jerusalem?


Total
Ideology
Group
Right
Center
Left
Veterans
Former USSR
Support
16.2%
6.9%
20.8%
51.5%
18.8%
3.6%
Oppose
76.2%
89.1%
64.8%
39.7%
74.3%
85.7%
Don’t know/no answer
7.5%
3.9%
14.4%
8.8%
6.9%
10.7%

- See more at: http://jcpa.org/poll-israeli-jews-oppose-palestinian-state/#sthash.2lqGWZo8.dpuf
Add that to the fact/rumor that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, barring any last minute national and international emergencies/crises is planning on calling elections some time in the spring.
Speculation was rampant Monday night that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision to shelve the Conversion Bill, introduced by MK Elazar Stern (Hatnua), is part of his preparations for new elections, possibly next spring.
Several media outlets reported on Monday night that the reason behind Netanyahu’s move is to get closer to the hareidi parties in the Knesset in an attempt to receive their support as he forms the next government.
According to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, Netanyahu plans to tighten his alliance with the hareidi parties, Shas and United Torah Judaism, as well as with the Jewish Home party.
Netanyahu’s first step towards general elections, however, is to hold the primaries for the leadership of the Likud, noted the newspaper, and he plans to do so as soon as possible, with a possible date being November 25.
Netanyahu's associates confirmed to Yedioth Ahronoth that the prime minister is pushing for quick elections for the party leadership. (read more on Arutz 7)
Bibi's best chance of bringing the Likud to another victory would be to finally shed his Center image and go Right where most Israelis feel safest and most comfortable. This isn't the Israel of the 1960's and 1970's. The demographic of larger families among the dati le'umi-national religious and the chareidi-ultra-Orthodox is felt very strongly in the ballot-box.  Many religious and Right voters are looking for an alternative, far from the Likud and more reliable than Naftali Bennett's NRP aka Jewish Home Party. Bibi and  Bennett  have only one way to remain in power, and that's to tell the USA, UN, Europe etc. that we will not negotiate nor cooperate in the establishment of a new Arab terror state called "Palestine" within our State of Israel!

2 comments:

Elianah-Sharon said...

I don't believe in a "Palestinian" state and I also believe Egypt and Jordan need to pony up and take some responsibility for these people. Isael has certainly eon enough and Sharon's land for peace ideal wasn't ideal at all. It just will only work once Israel is once and truly swallowed up and gone. I think a more hard line must replace this "Palestinian" state horse hockey - this so called state is unacceptable, Jerusalem can NOT be divided and anything less can never and will never be agreed upon. And if Israel reinforced the creation and enlargment of ISIS? REALLY? I am sure the US had NOTHING to do with it at all just like they didn't really create Bib Laden when they funded the Afghanistan rebels against the Soviet Union...but that's another discussion.

Batya Medad said...

Exactly!