New poll shows majority of Israelis support the new Nationality Law

August 1, 2018 by JNS
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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.

Highschool students from Yavne celebrate on the streets of central Jerusalem before the flag march of Jerusalem Day, on May 13, 2018. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

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.



One Response to “New poll shows majority of Israelis support the new Nationality Law”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Well I would hope so as a government cant vote on something that the majority dont support however a website is not a reliable source and some religious groups have already expressed their concerns to the government.

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