Only half of Israelis are satisfied with the gov't

Tel Aviv University and Israel Democracy Institute publish Peace Index revealing public perception on Netanyahu’s government.

Shoshana Miskin ,

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
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Tel Aviv University and Israel Democracy Institute published a Peace Index on Monday revealing that less than half of the Israeli public perceives Binyamin Netanyahu’s government to be functioning adequately, according to a Channel 2 report.

The general score that the government received was 5 out of 10.

In the sphere of security, 47 percent of the public said the government is doing a “Good” or “Very good” job, and a similar percentage responded with “Not so good" or “Not at all good." In the sphere of public economy, 58 percent of respondents positively assessed the government's performance in this area.

On the political front, 52 percent of Jewish respondents thought that the Jewish majority in the country is more important than Israeli sovereignty in all areas. Moreover, 71.5 percent of the Jewish public are opposed to defining Israel's control of Judea and Samaria by using the term "occupation."

The Index also revealed the public perception on individual senior positions in the government – The heads of the security forces, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich, won a high level of public confidence with 71 percent and 56 percent, respectively.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon received a confidence level of 58 percent, Prime Minister Netanyahu received only 40 percent of public support, and at the bottom of the list is the head of the opposition, Yitzhak Herzog, with only 15 percent of public support.