Friday, June 09, 2006

New Israeli Poll

According to a new Ha'aretz-Dialog poll, a majority of Israelis oppose Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plan for unilateral action in the West Bank. However, the article suggests most of these opponents are in either the right-wing parties or, perhaps, Meretz and the Arab parties, meaning that the pivotal Israeli center wants to move ahead with Olmert's proposal, which would draw unilateral boundaries in the West Bank highly favorable to Israel while crushing the Palestinians.

By the way, the article also said that, "The poll also ratifies the commonly held opinion that Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is one of Israel's most popular politicians of all times. Fifty-three percent is satisfied with her performance, according to the poll." 53% makes someone one of the most popular politicians of all times? If you transfer those sort of approval ratings to this country, Bill Clinton was a national hero for most of his second term. What makes Israelis so cynical?


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