Sunday, July 29, 2007

Majority of Israel's Jews regret Gaza pogrom, oppose further retreats

I am actually somewhat pleased, though one would certainly like to see these numbers higher still.

( Some 60% of Jews in Israel feel that the uprooting of Jews from Gush Katif and northern Shomron was an error - but 18% still support a similar move in Yesha.

A poll carried out by Teleseker for Maariv newspaper on Thursday found that 59% feel the "Disengagement, in the way it was carried out, was a mistake." Half that number, or 29%, said it was a correct move. Just over half the population feels that the withdrawal from Gaza worsened Israel's security situation, while only 12% said it improved Israel's security. 30% felt there was no difference.

Asked if they favor a unilateral evacuation of communities in Judea and Samaria, nearly a fifth - 18% - answered yes, while 74% said no.

What a total disconnect between the Israeli government and the people. 74% of the Jews are opposed to any further unilateral surrenders, yet the Olmert government still is openly advocating further, more sweeping land capitulations to the vermin. This divide cannot last. The problem is the whole system of government is so corrupt that Olmert being deposed would probably not lead to anything any better.



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