Friday, October 8, 2010

Israel public divided over accepting US freeze offer as Obama and Netanyahu's credibilty are at risk

According to a Poll carried out by Maagar Mohot Survey Institute (headed by Professor Yitzchak Katz for Israel Radio’s Hakol Diburim (It’s All Talk) program on 5-6 October and broadcast on 7 October, and according to a Haaretz/Dialog poll published in the Friday Hebrew edition for Haaretz Newspaper Israeli's are divided in their opinion if to accept the Obama administration's offer and demand for a 60 day freeze in return for the receipt of guarantees and incentives reported in the Media.

"Do you support or oppose the continuation of the freeze on Jewish construction in the area of Judea and Samaria for sixty days today in return for the receipt of guarantees and incentives from the United States? Total: For extending 42% Against 45%. Among those planning now to vote Likud: For 44% Against 47%".

In the Haaretz poll: 50% of Israeli's answered that Netanyahu should respond positively to Obama's offer, while 42% oppose that idea.

PM Netanyahu comes in on top among all Israeli politicians in being the best Leader to stand up fro Israel's best interest (32%), and in Handling the Mideast peace process in the best way (37%).