Poll shows Israeli support for attack on Iran

Reports say Israeli PM is trying to persuade Cabinet ministers to authorise a military strike against Iran.

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 12:36 PM IST

Jerusalem: A new poll shows the Israeli government would have significant support at home for a military strike against Iran`s nuclear program.

The poll comes following reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to persuade Cabinet ministers to authorise such a strike and after Israel successfully tested a missile believed capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to Iran.

Forty-one percent of those questioned by the Dialog polling institute say they would back an Israeli attack on Iran`s nuclear facilities, which Israelis think were built to produce bombs.

A similar number — 39 percent — oppose such an attack. Twenty percent were undecided.

The poll was published on Thursday in the Haaretz daily. It surveyed 495 people and had a margin of error of 4.6 percent.

Bureau Report