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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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