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Public approval of the unity government’s handling of Israel’s economic crisis rose last month, according to an opinion poll published Tuesday. The poll showed that just over half of the adult Jewish population — 50.7 percent — was dissatisfied in November, down from 69.2 percent in October. The margin of approval rose in the same period from 22.1 to 44.4 percent. The poll also showed that 59.4 percent of the respondents favored extension of the three-month freeze after it expires in January.

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