NetanyahuMiriam Alster/Flash 90

Is there truth in the Prime Minister's claims that the media is hostile to him? Judging by a poll conducted by the Maagar Mochot Institute, most Israelis think so.

The poll, published for the Digit Conference for digital journalism on April 9 at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, shows 58% of the respondents agreed with the claim that Israeli media is hostile to Netanyahu.

To the question of how much Israeli media influences the Prime Minister's investigations, 28% consider it definitely influential, 19% say very influential, and 12% think it has no influence at all.

"It's clear the Israeli press shouldn't and can't cover the Prime Minister's investigations only according to public opinion, but it's the public's confidence in the media's motives and journalist's good will that actually will determine the relevance and influence of the media," said Roi Katz, head of the Digit Conference.