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        1/13/2010, Tevet 27, 5770

      Most Israelis Oppose Supreme Court’s Route 443 Decision


      A large majority of the Israeli Jewish public supports the government's position on the issue of opening Road 443 to Palestinian traffic and opposes the decision of the Supreme Court, according to the latest Tel Aviv University "War and Peace Index" survey.

      The survey found that a whopping 63% support the government-backed status quo, which leaves the road closed to Palestinian traffic out of fear that it will bring with it terrorist attacks. Only 30%, support the Supreme Court 's ruling that the the road must be opened to Palestinians.  Most of the support for the Supreme Court's position came from those identifying with the political Left, with 100% of Meretz voters and 54% of Labor voters siding with the Court.