Sunday, June 25, 2006

70% of Israelis oppose land concessions!

How nice to report good news for a change. It appears the Israeli public is finally beginning to wake up from the dillusion that conceding the Land to terrorists will somehow bring about peace. The latest poll from Israel reveals that 70% of the population is opposed to Olmert's plan to unconditionally retreat from Judea and Samaria, and 70% of those who backed the Gaza retreat last August now wish they hadn't.

Check this out from Worldnet Daily:

JERUSALEM – Seventy percent of Israelis oppose Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's planned withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, and most here who supported last summer's evacuation of the Gaza Strip now say it was a bad idea, according to a poll released yesterday.

Olmert has been repeatedly claiming – including during speeches several times this past week – the majority of Israelis support his withdrawal plan, citing his election last March as a referendum on the proposed Judea and Samaria evacuation. Olmert's Kadima Party won parliamentary ballots by a slim plurality.

Judea and Samaria is also commonly referred to as the West Bank. Olmert is seeking to withdraw from more than 95 percent of the territories, which are within rocket-firing range of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Israel's international airport.

The poll, commissioned by a local company and supervised by American strategist Arthur Finkelstein, revealed 70 percent of the general Israeli population oppose a Judea and Samaria withdrawal. Some 65 to 70 percent of those who backed last summer’s Gaza evacuation now object to Olmert's Judea and Samaria pullout plan.

In addition, the survey showed 70 percent of Israelis who backed the Gaza pullout would have been against it today.

Ehud is in big trouble if these numbers hold. Those of us who believe Israel belongs to the Jews can only hope that these statistics translate to a wholesale changing of the guard in Israel, and the end of the suicidal policies of capitulation and appeasement.



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