The Few, The Proud, The Weak..
The Left Wing in Israel is looking feeble indeed. Jewish Israelis polled strongly support military action to cripple the Iranian nuclear drive, and when asked how they feel if the USA were to oppose such action, a full 75% of those in support maintained they were more than ready to go ahead in any case.
These kinds of numbers in domestic support are devastating to Obama’s intents to pressure the Jewish State to the contrary, and represent a dagger through the heart regarding any notions of ‘living with the Iranian bomb’ here in Israel.
A full 66% Of Israelis are ready to engage today, another 20% currently don’t know, which means if push comes to shove over 80% of Israel will support halting the program by any means necessary.. (Haaretz)
A large majority of Israeli Jews support military action aimed at destroying Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to a survey sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. According to the poll, co-sponsored by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, a large majority of those who support a move by the army said they would maintain their support even if the Obama administration opposed it.
An overwhelming majority also said they believed close relations with the United States were essential for ensuring Israel’s security. [...]
Sixty percent of the respondents said they had a “positive” or “very positive’ attitude toward President Obama. However, only 38 percent said they thought his attitude to Israel was friendly – in contrast to 73 percent of respondents in a 2007 poll, who defined the attitude of the previous president, George W. Bush, as friendly.
Asked whether reconciliation with the Arab and Muslim world would come at the expense of Israel’s interests, 63 percent said they believed it would; 71 percent, however, said the interests of the United States and Israel were “similar” or “complemented each other.” [...]
38% – Whoa.
The President of the United States may have American Jewry wrapped around his fingers and eating out of his palm, but here in the homeland few are impressed thus far with his willingness to play footsie with the world’s worst dictators, and President Obama is suffering major trust issues with his key strategic ally in the world’s most critical region currently. Maybe it has something to do with the absurd statements from the US administration that the Palestinians are the ‘key to halting Iran’ – A notion that is laughable to most Israelis, who don’t have the luxury of living in the current fantasy-land known as the White House.