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August 10, 2012 9:39 am

Poll: 37% of Israelis Believe Nuclear Iran Could Lead to “Second Holocaust”

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak (right). Photo: wiki commons.

More than a third of Israelis believe a nuclear Iran might lead to a second Holocaust and over 41% of Israelis believe that only a military strike on Iranian facilities will stop the Islamic Republic from producing a nuclear bomb, according to new polling numbers from the Ma’ariv Newspaper.

The poll was conducted earlier this week and asked Israelis a number of timely questions, including their trust of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whether a military strike on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure should be carried out by the United States or Israel, and whether international sanctions aimed at deterring Iran from producing a nuclear weapon is an effective strategy.

40% of Israelis put their trust in Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on the Iran issue, while 27% said they do not trust the two leaders.  Jewish Israelis offered a slightly higher level of trust for the two men inside Israeli government widely believed to be the biggest proponents of a military strike against Iran, at 45%.

Asked whether the U.S. or Israel should undertake a military operation to stop Iran from attaining nuclear weapon(s) capability, 35% favor an American strike while 40% would support an Israeli one instead.

Meanwhile, 37% of Israelis said that if Iran were to obtain a nuclear bomb, they believe a second Holocaust is possible.

The poll was conducted through telephone interviews and sampled 501 Israeli adults.

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  • Sabra C

    The One Who watches over Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep! The Holy One of Israel shall cause the enemies of Israel to come against Israel. And when this happens, The Lord Himself will destroy the enemies of Israel!!! I pray for rest and peace to come the nation of Israel as very soon the Lord will avenge for all the atrocities ever committed against His Children. And His Children shall dwell in The Land!

  • Braham Finestone

    My view is very easy- do not trust any pomogues,
    a new word the OED, or any other Demagogue, however if one must choose, the prob is the question – I say none of them. Trust in G-d is better but Hashem wont if we stand by and do nothing so therefore we hope that an earthquake near Tabriz wiII do the job for us:)
    Just hope the reactor isnt there…. Just pray

  • David Grossman vs. Bernard Lewis. Whom do you trust more on Iran?