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Poll: 51 percent of Israelis want immediate attack on Iran

Posted By admin On May 25, 2009 @ 3:14 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Monday, May 25, 2009

Just over half of Israelis back an immediate attack on the nuclear facilities of arch-foe Iran but the rest want to wait and see the results of US diplomacy, according to a poll released on Sunday.

Fifty-one percent support an immediate Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear sites, while 49 percent believe the Jewish state should await the outcome of efforts by the US administration to engage with the Islamic republic, said the survey published by Tel Aviv University.

But 74 percent of those questioned said they believe that new US President Barack Obama’s efforts will not stop the Islamic republic from acquiring atomic weapons.

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Israel, widely considered to be the Middle East’s sole if undeclared nuclear armed state, considers Iran its arch-foe after repeated statements by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the Jewish state to be “wiped off the map.”

Israel and Washington accuse Iran of trying to develop atomic weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear programme, a charge Tehran has repeatedly denied.

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[3] Poll: Most Jewish Israelis say Iran strike less risky than nuclear threat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/poll-most-jewish-israelis-say-iran-strike-less-risky-than-nuclear-threat.html

[4] Haaretz poll: Israelis evenly split over attacking Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/haaretz-poll-israelis-evenly-split-over-attacking-iran.html

[5] ’19% of Israelis support non-US-backed Iran strike’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/19-of-israelis-support-non-us-backed-iran-strike.html

[6] Israel’s Peres says no to military option on Iran issue: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israels-peres-says-no-to-military-option-on-iran-issue.html

[7] Israel ‘will attack Iran this year’ if West does not cripple Tehran with sanctions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-will-attack-iran-this-year-if-west-does-not-cripple-tehran-with-sanctions.html

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