65% of Israelis Say They Would Support Strike On Iran

Netanyahu seen as best choice for prime minister


A poll released Friday showed 65.6 percent of Israeli Jews would support an attack on Iran should the need the arise, according to Israel Hayom.

When asked who is most qualified to serve as prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu was by far the most popular at 52.7 percent, the next highest was no opinion at 22.1 percent.

The poll comes after Netanyahu gave a speech at the United Nations saying Israel could stand alone against Iran and launch a unilateral attack against the country without international support.

Israel Hayom reports:

According to the poll, 65.6 percent would be in favor of such a move and 21.8 percent would oppose it. Some 12.5 percent had no opinion. This week Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly that Israel would not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, and that "if Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone."

The poll, conducted on Oct. 2 using a representative and random sample of 500 Hebrew-speaking Jews aged 18 and over, had a margin of error of 4.4 percent.

Asked to rate Netanyahu's speech at the U.N. General Assembly this week, 51.4 percent said it was "good," and 10.9 percent said it was "not good." 37.7 percent had no opinion.

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