Israeli Public Opinion of the Gaza Flotilla Incident


Did the participation of MK Haneen Zoubi in the incident of the Turkish flotilla (Marmara) hurt the Arab public in Israel, or was it good for the Arab public in Israel, or did it neither hurt nor help? (Dahaf, January 24, 2012)

 
Israeli Arabs
Hurt
17%
Helped
44%
Did not hurt and did nothing
30%
Did not respond
9%

Should Israel apologize to Turkey over the flotilla? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Yes
14%
No
86%

Should an investigatory committee be established for the events of the flotilla incident? (IMRA, June 11, 2010)

Yes
44%
No
34%

Follow up asked to those who supported the establishment of an investigatory committee: Should foreign observers be included? (IMRA, June 11, 2010)

Yes
60%
No
34%

Is the blockade on Gaza helpful or harmful? (IMRA, June 11, 2010)

Benefit greater than damage
59%
Damage greater than benefit
25%

In the wake of the flotilla incident, do you have less or more confidence in the state and security leadership? (IMRA, June 11, 2010)

More than before
57%
Less than before
37%

Do you fear that Israel is turning into an isolated state in the world? (IMRA, June 11, 2010)

Yes
41%
No
52%

How do you asses the performance of the commandos on the ship? (IMRA, June 11, 2010)

Good
74%
Not good
16%

How should MK Hanin Zoabi, who participated in the flotilla, be handled? (IMRA, June 11, 2010)

Not punished at all
11%
Symbolic punishment enough
9%
Strip her of her parliamentary rights
34%
Strip her of her Israeli citizenship
38%

Regarding the recent ship incident, did Israel use too much force, not enough force, or the right amount of force? (Pechter, June 7, 2010)*

Too much force
7.6%
Not enough force
39.2%
Right amount of force
45.5%
Don't know/Refuse to answer
7.7%

Do you think that Israel should or should not adjust its tactics to elicit a more favorable international reaction? Do you feel that way strongly or just somewhat? (Pechter, June 7, 2010)*

Should strongly
12.3%
Should somewhat
22.6%
Should not somewhat
16.6%
Should not strongly
44.1%
Don't know/Refuse to answer
4.5%

Do you think that Israel should open up Gaza to international humanitarian shipments? (Pechter, June 7, 2010)*

Should strongly
9.2%
Should somewhat
12.8%
Should not somewhat
14.5%
Should not strongly
58.6%
Don't know/Refuse to answer
4.9%

How do you feel about the American government's reaction to the recent ship incident? (Pechter, June 7, 2010)*

Very satisfied
3.1%
Somewhat satisfied
18.7%
Somewhat dissatisfied
24.6%
Very dissatisfied
38.7%
Don't know/Refuse to answer
14.9%

In your opinion, should or shouldn't Israel accept/agree to an international inquiry committee that will investigate the recent ship incident? (Pechter, June 7, 2010)*

Need strongly
17.1%
Need somewhat
19.5%
Not necessarily
16.6%
Definitely don't need
39.5%
Don't know/Refuse to answer
7.4%

There are rumors in the media that the Turkish PM Erdogan is planning to come in person on a ship accompanied by Turkish Navy in order to break through the closure. How should Israel react? Let him in quietly or to stop it whatever it takes? (Pechter, June 7, 2010)*

Let him in quietly
14.2%
Stop it whatever it takes
75%
Don't know/Refuse to answer
10.8%

News reports say Iran is planning to send Red Crescent ships to Gaza. If this happens, do you think Israel should or should not stop those ships, even by using force? (Pechter, June 7, 2010)*

Let them in quietly
7.3%
Stop them whatever it takes
84.3%
Don't know/Refuse to answer
8.4%

*Polls of Israeli Jews