Poll: 71% Believe World Has Bias Against Israel

The majority of Israelis believe global community has double-standards regarding Israel, supports Judea-Samaria regardless.

Tova Dvorin ,

Anti-Israel boycott movement
Anti-Israel boycott movement
Reuters

The majority of Israelis believe the international community imposes moral double-standards on Israel - and has a definitive bias against the Jewish state. 

According to a Peace Index survey of the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University (TAU) held in May, 71% of Israelis believe the world has a specific anti-Israel bias; 66.4% of Israelis believe Israel's international relations are "bad." 

A minority of 3.2% of respondents believe that relations between Israel and other countries are "very good" and 30.5% believe relations are "quite good." 

The survey, with 600 respondents, was published by Walla! News Tuesday morning. 

Support for Judea-Samaria - at least from afar

The poll also revealed a split in public opinion regarding plans to separate public transport for Israelis and Palestinian Arabs living in Judea and Samaria, with 45.2% in favor of the plan - which was axed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu last month - and 46.5% opposing. 

Regarding the issue of labeling products produced in Judea-Samaria around the world for boycott purposes, the poll revealed that Israelis refuse to buy into the campaign.

Just 10.5% stated they would refuse to buy products labeled as "settlement" products, whereas 75.7% would continue to buy products from over 1949 Armistice lines; 8.3% are unsure. 

But despite the show of support against the ban, a majority of 75% of the respondents replied that even if they would get better living conditions and other benefits, they would not consider moving to Judea-Samaria. Almost 50% said they had not visited the region recently. 

53% of survey respondents believe that Netanyahu is not willing to consider a peace deal with the Palestinian Authority (PA) which would involve evicting Jews from their homes in the region. Only 36% said they were confident or really think that Netanyahu is ready for such a move.



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