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Survey points to real animosity between Israel's religious Jews and the Arab Muslim sector
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Religious Jews have no faith in Israel's Arabs, survey shows
Public opinion poll reveals 85% of national-religious Jews see the Arab Muslim sector as an existential threat to the State of Israel, 70% boycott Arab businesses and 53.5% are in favor of discussing a forced population transfer.
A new public opinion poll, published aginast the backdrop of the recent wave of terror, points to real animosity between Israel's religious Jews and the Arab Muslim sector, giving new meaning to the term "religious war."

 

 

According to figures released by the Miskar institute, which specializes in the national-religious public, 70 percent try to avoid purchasing products and services from Muslim Arabs, only 14 percent oppose such a boycott and 16 percent have no opinion on the matter.

 

Sixty-seven percent say the Israeli government should prepare a practical plan to encourage the emigration of Israel's Muslim Arabs, while 13 are against it and 10 percent are indifferent.

 

In addition, 53.5 percent believe the option of carrying out a forced population transfer should be brought back to the public discourse, 19 percent are against it and 27.5 percent have no opinion on the matter.

 

Sixty-seven percent of national-religious Jews say the government should prepare a practical plan to encourage the emigration of Israel's Muslim Arabs (Photo: New Media - Likud)
Sixty-seven percent of national-religious Jews say the government should prepare a practical plan to encourage the emigration of Israel's Muslim Arabs (Photo: New Media - Likud)

 

Sixty-nine percent are in favor of imposing a formal loyalty oath to the State of Israel as a condition for Arabs to receive an Israeli citizenship, while 16 percent are against it and 14 percent are indifferent.

 

'Arabs don’t suffer from discrimination'

Eighty-one percent agree with the statement that 'the majority of Arab Muslims are hostile towards the State of Israel and Israel's Jewish citizens," only 10 percent don't share that opinion and 9 percent are neutral.

 

Eighty-five percent believe the Arab Muslim sector poses an existential threat to the State of Israel in the long run (and 70 percent believe it also poses a threat in the short run). Eight percent disagree and seven percent are indifferent.

 

Asked whether there were any significant expressions of racism towards Arabs in the Israeli society, 40 percent of national-religious Jews said there weren't, 34 percent said there were and 26 percent had no opinion.

 

Sixty percent refuse to accept the claim that the majority of Israel's Muslim Arabs oppose the riots and unrest in the Arab sector and want to be part of the Israeli social fabric. Only 18 percent agree with the claim, and 22 percent are indifferent.

 

Similarly, 61 percent reject the claim that Arabs find it difficult to integrate into the general society due to discrimination and few opportunities, while 21 percent agree with the claim and 18 have no opinion.

 

'The Arab political leadership is out of touch'

In general, only 30 percent of national-religious Jews believe that Israel's Arabs suffer from "poor investment of the public sector in all layers of life." Forty-percent don’t recognize that, and 26% have no opinion either way.

 

Thirty-eight percent say it is important for Jews and Arabs to cooperate in the economic-commercial area in order to strengthen the feeling of a normal life. Thirty-five percent are against it and 27% are indifferent.

 

Forty-six percent of national-religious Jews are convinced that the Israeli Arabs' political and religious leadership is out of touch with what its voters want, 23 percent disagree and 31 percent have no opinion.

 

The survey, which was conducted under the professional and scientific guidance of Dr. Ido Liberman, included 480 men and women over the age of 16, who make up a representative sample of the national-religious population in Israel. The maximum sampling error was 4.5 percent.

 


פרסום ראשון: 10.21.15, 14:22
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