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.

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

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close