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July 31, 2018 11:24 am

New Poll Shows Majority of Israelis Support the New Nationality Law

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People watch the military airshow during Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebrations in Saker Park in Jerusalem, April 19, 2018. Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

JNS.org – A new poll by the Walla news website shows that most Israelis support the Nationality Law, with 58 percent agreeing with the current language and 34 percent opposed to it.

While 85 percent of those who call themselves right-wing voters support the law, so do 19 percent of left-wing voters and 49 percent of centrist voters.

While in political parties Bayit Yehudi, Likud, Shas, United Torah Judaism, Kulanu, and Yesh Atid, the law is met primarily with support, a whopping 71 percent of Zionist Union voters, 89 percent of Meretz voters, and 100 percent of Joint List (Arab parties) voters oppose the law.

The poll also showed that even more Israeli voters would choose Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party than prior to the controversy over the new law.

According to the July 30 results, Likud, which currently has 30 seats, would rise to 33. Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid Party would rise by the most seats, from 11 seats to 19. Yet the most dramatic change would occur for the Zionist Union Party, which would plummet from 24 seats down to 12.

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