Jewish American Attitudes Toward War in Gaza


Which view is closer to your own? (ADL, January 13-19, 2009)

Israel's (military) response to the current crisis in Gaza is EXCESSIVE: Israel has every right to protect its people from the rocket attacks of the Hamas radicals, but its use of air strikes, and sending troops into Gaza is a disproportionate response to the current crisis. The Hamas rockets attacks are not a serious threat to Israel's existence.

OR

Israel's (military) response to the current crisis in Gaza is APPROPRIATE: Israel pursued every diplomatic channel possible to persuade Hamas to stop firing their rockets into Israel. Further, Israeli leaders issued repeated warnings that unless Hamas radicals stopped firing rockets into Israel, Israel's only alternative was the use of military force.

Appropriate
79%
Excessive
17%

Thinking specifically about the current conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas Leadership in Gaza - are your sympathies more with Israel or with Hamas? (ADL, January 13-19, 2009)

More with Israel
94%
More with Hamas
1%

Over the past few months, do you think prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians have improved, worsened or stayed about the same? (ADL, January 13-19, 2009)

Prospects have improved
4%
Prospects have remained the same
39%
Prospects have worsened
52%

Based on your understanding of the situation, who do you believe is responsible for the recent escalation of violence? (ADL, January 13-19, 2009)

Hamas
81%
Israel
14%