Dahaf Poll

(November 21, 2003)


The following are the results of a poll of a representative sample of 500 adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs) carried out by Dahaf for Yediot Ahronot the week of 21 November for Yediot Ahronot. Statistical error +/- 4.5 percentage points.

Do you agree with the former Shabak directors that Israel's behavior towards the Palestinians hurts Israeli interests?
Yes 49%
No 41%

Was it proper for the former Shabak directors to express their views to the media?
Yes 40%
No 51%

Do you agree with Binyamin Netanyahu that Israel got out of the recession?
Yes 11%
No 86%

Has your economic situation improved in the last three months?
Improved 4%
No change 45%
Worsened 49%

Is there a connection between Israel's behavior in the territories and the increase in anti-Semitism?
Yes 42%
No 52%

[IMRA: Since the "occupation" has been going on since 1967 it might be proper to ask if a more recent change is corrupting Israeli society and increasing violence in Israeli society - Oslo.]

Does the occupation corrupts Israeli society?

Yes 45%
No 51%

Is there a connection between the occupation and the increase in violence in Israeli society?

Yes 43%
No 54%

Is Israel's policy towards the Palestinian population too harsh?

Too harsh 35%
Too easy 25%
Correct 36%

Should the IDF publish what weapons it used in the Nussirat Camp (in the Gaza Strip- terrorist car hit by weapon fired from helicopter)?

Yes 27%
No 70%

Should Israel unilaterally hand over to the PA the areas outside of the borders it considers acceptable in a final arrangement and evacuate the settlements outside those borders?

Yes 49%
No 46%
No reply 5%

Within the framework of a permanent agreement should Israel agree to the evacuation of most of the settlements?

Yes 60%
No 35%
No reply 5%

Is the departure of the economy from the recession the result of the policies of Treasury Minister Netanyahu or other factors?

Netanyahu 6%
Other factors 3%
Not out of recession 86%

Source: IMRA