Poll: Israeli public supports boycott law

Posted: July 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Polls, The Left, The Right, The Settlements | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

The anti-boycott law is already considered the most controversial to come out of the current Knesset, but it seems that this controversy exists mostly in the media, and outside Israel.

A recent poll, done for the Knesset channel and posted on the rightwing Srugim site,  52 percent of the Israeli public supports the law, and only 31 oppose it – not very different from the majority the law received in the Knesset. In that sense, the Israeli Parliament members represent their voters perfectly.

Srugim didn’t provide the data for the poll or the original questions asked, so we should take these numbers with a grain of salt. Also, the polls was apparently done in the morning following the vote, so the results might change with time.

According to the poll 43 percent of the public think the law will hurt Israel’s image in the world.

2 Comments on “Poll: Israeli public supports boycott law”

  1. 1 Bill said at 2:52 am on July 14th, 2011:

    I don’t read Hebrew. Is this the general Israeli public or just the Israeli Jewish public? Israeli pollsters and journalists have a very bad habit of polling the latter and referring to it as the former.

  2. 2 noam said at 3:33 am on July 14th, 2011:

    @bill: you are 100 right, but the article didn’t state anything on this.