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Poll Shows Majority of Israelis Favor Unlimited Settlements

More than half the Israeli public favors continued unlimited settlement in Judaea and Samaria. Another fifth of the public favors restricted settlement, and another fifth is entirely opposed to settlement there. These figures, showing a distinctly hawkish trend, emerged from a poll conducted by the Modiin Ezrachi Applied Research Center on behalf of The Jerusalem Post and published in today’s Post.

Center director Dr. Sara Shemer found a relatively high proportion of the “hawks” are to be found among the lower-educated and lower-income sectors of the population, among the religious and among the Orientals. She noted that children of Sephardic families held even more hawkish views than their parents. Among the doves there was a large proportion of high-education and high-income people.