Panels conducted a poll that was broadcast by Knesset Channel on July 17th 2014.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

24 [20] Likud

19 [12] Bayit Yehudi

15 [15] Labor

11 [19] Yesh Atid

10 [06] Meretz

08 [11] Yisrael Beitenu

07 [07] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

06 [11] Shas

06 [–] Kachalon Party

05 [06] Movement

03 [04] Hadash

03 [03] Balad

03 [04] Ra’am-Ta’al

00 [02] Kadima

70 [61] Right-Religious-Kachalon

50 [59] Center-Left-Arab

Knesset Jeremy Analysis: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud remains number 1. Current trends continue, Bayit Yehudi remains in second and receives 19 seats in this poll. Center-left bloc continues their drop, as expected during wartime. Kachalon is included in this poll, as is the old 2% threshold. The larger parties would see their seats increase if you did not include Kachalon and the poll was conducted with the new 3.25% threshold.

10 Additional Questions:

Should we conduct a ground operation in Gaza now?

63% Yes, 27% No

Do you believe that Israel can topple the Hamas regime in Gaza?

58% Yes, 35% No

Do you think that business owners that sustained damage during Operation Protective Edge will receive adequate financial compensation from the government?

55% No, 33% Yes

Are you pleased or not pleased from the conduct of the following people during Operation Protective Edge?

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz: Pleased 75%, Not Pleased 14%
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon: Pleased 59%, Not Pleased 32%
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Pleased 53%, Not Pleased 43%
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett: Pleased 43%, Not Pleased 48%
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman: Pleased 38%, Not Pleased 57%
Finance Minister Yair Lapid: Pleased 33%, Not Pleased 52%

Other factors such as Justice Minister Livni & Opposition Leader Herzog were not polled.

Should the Prime Minister form a national unity government with the opposition parties to strengthen him during this operation?

60% No, 28% Yes

Did Prime Minister Netanyahu act correctly by firing Deputy Defense Minister Danon following Danon’s comments against the security cabinet decision?

Acted correctly 51%, did not act correctly 33%.

Among Likud voters: 54% Acted correctly, 24% did not act correctly.

Are Foreign Minister Liberman’s comments against the Prime Minister, against the security cabinet decision for a ceasefire and other decisions appropriate or not appropriate?

61% Not appropriate, 29% appropriate.

Is Israeli Hasbara succeeding in achieving international support for Operation Protective Edge?

51% No, 41% Yes

Should the Israeli government at some point work towards a ceasefire?

65% No, 27% Yes

Have you been in an area where a siren sounded since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge?

87% Yes, 13% No

Knesset Jeremy Analysis: 87% of Israelis have been under a siren, 65% reject a ceasefire, 63% support a ground operation, 58% feel IDF can topple Hamas. 51% support Netanyahu decision to fire Danon and 61% find Liberman’s behavior not appropriate.

About these ads