Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Israeli People Aren't Tired

In certain circles, at least, Olmert will never live down his "tired speech." Obviously projecting, he kvetched that Israel was tired of fighting and tired of winning.

Well, the polls prove him wrong.

Sunday, May 18, 2008
Poll: 56%:33% Prefer war over ceasefire with Hamas

Poll: 56%:33% Prefer war over ceasefire with Hamas
Dr. Aaron Lerner 18 May 2008

Telephone poll of a representative sample of 507 adult Israelis (including
Arab Israelis) carried out by Maagar Mohot Survey Institute (headed by
Professor Yitzchak Katz for the morning program of Israel Television Channel
10 on 15-16 May 2008.
Statistical error +/- 4.5 percentage points.

What would you prefer for the Government of Israel to do today: reach a
ceasefire agreement with Hamas or continue the war against it?
Total: Reach deal 33% Continue war 56% Other replies 11%
Reside in South (Ashkelon and area near Gaza Strip): Deal 39% War 51% Other

Do you think that today the Government of Israel should sign on a ceasefire
agreement with Hamas even without the release of Gilad Schalit?
Total; No 57% Yes 24% Other 19%
Reside in South: No 52% Yes 31% Other 17%

Should the IDF act today to physically destroy the Hamas leaders?
Total: No 22% Yes 49% Other 29%
Reside in South: No 20% Yes 55% Other 25%

Should the ID launch today a large scale land operation in Gaza despite the
possibility of IDF soldiers being hurt?
Total: No 38% Yes 51% Other 11%
Reside in South: No 36% Yes 58% Other 6%

To what extent do you count on the prime minister and defense minister to
handle the situation in Gaza?
Total: Very much not 17% Don't 10% So-so 27% Do 14% Do very much 10% there
replies 22%
Reside in South: Very much 14% Don't 20% So-so 31% Do11% Do very much 10%
Other 14%

Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA Independent Media Review & Analysis
mail POB 982 Kfar Sava

It's not that we want war for the sake of war, to let out aggression or any other negative reason. We want war to destroy terrorism. We want true leadership for our country. We want to defeat the enemy. If Olmert's tired, he should just resign!

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