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August 17, 2012 11:40 am

Poll: 61% of Israeli-Jews Oppose Iran Strike Without U.S. Cooperation

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A two-ship of Israeli Air Force F-16s from Ramon Air Base. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel – Most Jewish Israelis reject an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities without US cooperation, according to a new survey. A solid majority also thinks that the belligerent rhetoric constantly emanating from Jerusalem is merely a ploy to push the White House to act more forcefully on the Iranian question, the survey found.

While 11 percent “strongly support” an Israeli preemptive attack on Iran that was not previously coordinated with Washington, nearly 30 percent “strongly oppose” such a move, according to a new survey by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University. Overall, 6 out of 10 Jewish Israelis are against an Israel strike on Iran without the US by its side, the survey — called the Peace Index — found.

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