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March 8, 2016 9:55 am

Survey: Nearly Half of Jewish Israelis Think Arabs Should be Expelled or Transferred

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The marketplace in Jerusalem. A survey reveals Jewish Israeli sentiment toward Arabs in Israel. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The marketplace in Jerusalem. A survey reveals Jewish Israeli sentiment toward Arabs in Israel. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Nearly half of Jewish Israelis agree that Arabs should be expelled or transferred from Israel, and a solid majority (79 percent) maintain that Jews in Israel should be given preferential treatment, according to a Pew Research Center in Israel survey published on Tuesday.

The poll, with 5,601 in-person interviews of Israeli adults, conducted between October 2014 and May 2015, found that Israeli Jews increasingly believe the West Bank settlements help, rather than hurt, Israel’s security – and most (61%) believe Israel was given by God to the Jewish people.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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