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        6/12/2009, Sivan 20, 5769

      Poll: Netanyahu Should Not Give in to United States


      Most Israelis do not believe that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu should buckle to pressure by U.S. President Barack Obama to freeze all construction in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. A poll conducted this week by the Ma'agar Mochot (Brain Trust) survey firm showed that a decisive majority of the Israeli public believes there is no need to give in to America's demands.

      Half of the respondents said that if Israel were to reject America's demands, there would be no serious repercussions on Israel's relationship with America. Thirty-two percent felt the refusal could harm ties with America, and 18 percent were unsure.

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