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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion of the Goldstone Report

(October 19, 2009)


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Do you know the Goldstone Report's main conclusion?

  All respondents Israeli Jewish public Israeli Arab public
Yes
54.8%
61.0%
22.0%
No
40.0%
36.2%
-
Don't know/No answer
5.1%
2.9%
-

Do you believe the Goldstone Report was balanced or biased?

  All respondents Israeli Jewish public
The report was balanced
4.3%
2.0%
The report was biased against the IDF
89.7%
93.5%
The report was biased against Hamas
3.2%
1.9%
Don't know/No answer
2.8%
2.6%

Do you agree or disagree with the Goldstone report claim that the IDF committed war crimes during Operation Cast Lead?

  All respondents Israeli Jewish public Israeli Arab public
Disagree
68.0%
78.9%
5.0%
Agree
12.6%
7.1%
-
Don't know/No answer
19.4%
14.0%
-

Was the Israeli government's decision not to cooperate with the Goldstone Commission justified?

  All respondents Israeli Jewish public Israeli Arab public
The decision was justified
39.8%
46.1%
6.0%
The decision was not justified
21.0%
19.6%
22.0%
Don't know/No answer
39.2%
34.3%
70.0%

Sources: War and Peace Index September 2009

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