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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion on the War with Hezbollah


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Do you believe that another war can be expected this summer? (Truman Center, June 12-20, 2007)

Yes 46%
No 42%

Do you view the campaign in Lebanon as justified or unjustified? (Peace Index; April 30-May 1, 2007)

 
April 2007
July 2006
Justified
57%
93%
Unjustified
38%
5%
Don't Know/No clear opinion
5%
2%

Have you or one of your family members or close friends served in the war? (Peace Index, April 30-May 1, 2007)

Yes
60%

Do you think the assessment of the situation in the run-up to the Lebanon War was adequate or inadequate? (Dahaf Institute, January 2, 2007)

Adequate
20%
Inadequate
80%

If in the end Hizbullah takes over the Lebanese Government, should Israel launch a preemptive war against the Lebanese Government headed by Hizbullah? (Israel Radio’s “Its all Talk,” December 6, 2006 )

Yes
38.4%
No
53.4%
Other
8.3%

Do you support or oppose establishing a state investigatory committee headed by a Supreme Court justice to check the performance of the government in the war in Lebanon? (Maagar Mochot, August 29, 2006)

Support
64%
Oppose
18%
Other
18%

Do you support or oppose the Admoni Committee to check the performance of the government in the war in Lebanon?(Maagar Mochot, August 29, 2006)

Support
46%
Oppose
26%
Other
26%

What do you think of the protests of the reserve soldiers? (Yediot Ahronot, August 25, 2006)

Correct move
69%
Wrong
25%

How best should the events of the war be investigated? (Yediot Ahronot, August 25, 2006)

Professional commission
57%
State commission
30%
No need
12%

How should the government carry out an investigation of the war in Lebanon? (Israel Radio's “Its all Talk,” August 23, 2006)

State commission
16.7%
State-judicial commission (results have legal standing
57.8%
Other/don't know
9.3%
Oppose all investigatory commissions
16.3%

Should a state investigatory commission be established to investigate the management by the state and army? (Yediot Ahronot, August 16, 2006)

Yes
69%
No
28%

Should Israel have agreed to the cease-fire without the return of the soldiers taken hostage? (Yediot Ahronot, August 16, 2006)

Yes
27%
No
70%

Who won the war?

 
Maariv, August 15, 2006
Israel Radio's “Another Matter,” August 16, 2006
Yediot Ahronot, August 16, 2006
Hezbollah
15%
24%
30%
Israel
18%
28%
30%
Neither
66%
36%
36%

Should Israel have agreed to the cease-fire? (Maariv, August 15, 2006)

Yes
42%
No
53%

Will Israel's situation vis-a-vis Hizbullah change? (Maariv, August 15, 2006)

Improve
36%
Worsen
27%
No change
33%

Should the IDF have entered on the ground in Southern Lebanon? (Maariv, August 15, 2006)

Yes
62%
No
32%

Should Israel kill Nasrallah, even at the cost of renewing the fighting? (Maariv, August 15, 2006)

Yes
67%
No
28%

Should an state investigatory commission be appointed to investigate the management of the war?

  Israel Radio's “Another Matter,” August 16, 2006 Maariv, August 15, 2006
Yes
67%
67%
No
25%
28%

What do you believe the final result of the war will be? (Dahaf, August 10, 2006)

Israel will cripple Hizbullah
37%
Israel will lose the war and Hizbullah will return to south Lebanon
17%
Don't Know
46%

Do you support or oppose a broad Israeli ground operation to push Hizbullah guerrillas beyond the range of short-range rockets? (Dahaf, August 10, 2006)

Support
64%
Oppose
36%

Do you approve or disapprove of Olmert’s actions? (Dahaf, August 10, 2006)

Approve
66%
Disapprove
34%

Do you favor or oppose continuing the fighting until the goals that were set are achieved? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Favor
79%
Oppose
16.5%
Don't Know
4.5%

Do you believe the government has clear goals for the operation in Lebanon? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Yes
57%
No
34%
Don't Know
9%

Do you believe the air force attacks in Lebanon are justified or unjustified, even if they cause infrastructure destruction and suffering to the Lebanese civilian population? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Justified
91%
Unjustified
9%

How do you assess the IDF’s combat capability? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Good
87%
Bad
9%
Don't Know
4%

Do you view the IDF’s reports from the Lebanese battlefield as credible or unreliable? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Credible
78%
Unreliable
19%
Don't Know
3%

How do you asses Hezbollah’s fighting capability? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Good
74%
Poor
17%
Don't Know
9%

Do you view Hezbollah’s accounts as reliable or unreliable? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Reliable
12%
Unreliable
82%
Don't Know
6%

Do you think Hezbollah opened the front in the north to help the Palestinians in their struggle against Israel? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Yes
9.5%
No, to serve their own interests and those of Syria and Iran
81.5%
Don't Know
9%

Do you support or oppose the stationing of an International force in Southern Lebanon to separate the sides and stop the fighting between them-as done? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Support
71%
Oppose
21%
Don't Know
8%

Do you see Israeli society as standing up well or poor so far under the burden of the campaign? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Well
88%
Poor
9%
Don't Know
3%

How do you assess the current national morale as good or bad? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Good
55%
Bad
41%
Don't Know
4%

How do you assess your sense of personal and family security? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Safe
65%
Unsafe
33%
Don't Know
2%

Do you support or oppose the public’s right to protest the war while the cannons are firing? (Peace Index; July 31- August 1, 2006)

Support
47%
Oppose
50%
Don't Know
3%

What do you think is a solution to the crisis in the North? (Teleseker for Maariv, July 21, 2006)

Continue fighting until Hezbollah is distanced from the border and only then negotiate a ceasefire and the return of the hostages
90%
Stop the fighting now and enter into negotiations for the release of the hostages
8%
Don't Know
2%

What is your opinion regarding the response of Israel and the IDF against Hezbollah in Lebanon? (Teleseker for Maariv, July 21, 2006)

Correct and justified
95%
Incorrect and not justified
4%
Don't Know
1%

Are you satisfied with the performance of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert? (Teleseker for Maariv, July 21, 2006)

Yes
78%
No
20%
Don't Know
2%

Are you for or against Ehud Olmert's convergence plan? [AL: aka "consolidation plan", retreat from most of the West Bank] ? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute)

 
7/16/06
7/19/06
For
19%
28%
Against
52%
50%
Don't know
29%
22%

Do you support the way that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been handling the war? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, July 19, 2006)

Support
71%
Oppose
21%
Don't Know
8%

To what extent are you satisfied with the general performance of the IDF in the current war? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, July 19, 2006)

Very unsatisfied
8%
Somewhat Unsatisfied
9%
Middle (So-so)
17%
Satisfied
16%
Very satisfied
41%
Don't know/other replies
9%

How much time do you think that the Israeli (civilian) front can bear the attacks and its damages? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, July 19, 2006)

Unlimited - as much time as needed
43%
A few months
27%
A few weeks
17%
A few days
1%
Don't know/other replies
12%

Are you for or against the entry of IDF ground forces into Southern Lebanon? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, July 19, 2006)

Special forces only
43%
Large forces
11%
Oppose entry of any kind of forces
27%
Don't know/other replies
19%

Do you believe that fighting should continue with Hizbullah? (Dahaf Institute for Yedioth Ahronoth, July 18, 2006)

Yes, until Hizbullah is completely eradicated
58%
Yes, until Hizbullah pulls back from the border
23%
No, stop fighting and start negotiating
17%
Don't Know
2%

What is your opinion with the performance of Prime Minister Ehud Olmer to his response to the fighting in the north? (Dahaf Institute for Yedioth Ahronoth, July 18, 2006)

Satisfied
78%
Unsatisfied or Don't Know
22%

What are your opinions of Amir Peretz, the Defense minister's performance? (Dahaf Institute for Yedioth Ahronoth, July 18, 2006)

Satisfied
72%
Unsatisfied or Don't Know
28%

What about whether or not the military operation is justified? (Dahaf Institute for Yedioth Ahronoth, July 18, 2006)

It is the correct path of action
86%
It is a mistake
14%

What are your opinions of the IDF’s performance in the war? (Dahaf Institute for Yedioth Ahronoth, July 18, 2006)

Very good
62%
Fairly good
25%
Fairly bad
5%
Very bad
4%
Don't Know
4%

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