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Monday, June 21, 2004

Poll Results Surprising: Israeli Public Swings Right

Arutz Sheva: A new popular survey carried out by Haifa University's National Security Research Center indicates some surprises in public opinion on issues such as withdrawals and uprooting Jewish towns.

The poll shows that nearly half of the Jewish public - 47.7% - negates the establishment of a Palestinian state, even in the framework of a peace agreement.

In what is possibly the most surprising finding of all, Dr. Daphna Kanati-Nissim, one of those who directed the survey, told Arutz-7 today that if national elections were held today, close to 30% of the public would support a Kach-like party.

In contrast with other surveys, the poll in question shows that 44% object to even a partial withdrawal from Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and

40% are against the dismantling of even one Jewish settlement.

Over 55% of the Jewish public feels that Israeli-Arabs are a threat to national security.