Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Majority of Americans Back Israel in Gaza War

57% of Americans Back Israel in Gaza War

Similar Figure Supported Jewish State in Previous Conflict

A majority of Americans back Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip, according to a poll.

The CNN poll conducted from Friday to Sunday – just as Israel was launching its ground operation in the conflict, which started July 8 – found that 57 percent of Americans see Israel’s actions as justified, with 12 percent among those respondents saying Israel is not using enough force.

CNN noted that the same percentage, 57 percent, believed Israel was justified in its use of force during the previous conflict with Hamas in Gaza in 2012, and 63 percent thought it was justified during the 2008-2009 Cast Lead conflict.

 Democrats and people under 35 were split down the middle on Israel’s actions, divisions that were apparently made up for by stronger support among Republicans and older people as compared to previous polls.
The telephone poll of 1,012 Americans had a margin of error of three percentage points.


Anonymous said...

The real number is higher than 57%. A lot of Americans have not forgotten how Palestinians whooped it up on 9/11 and on the day of the Boston marathon attack. Pals have no bigger simcha than when Jews or Americans are mass murdered.

These CNN polls are skewed. Left wing pollsters ask questions a certain way which helps score a higher percentage of whatever outcome the pollsters prefer. CNN has always been the most anti-Israel of all the American networks.

Many of these polls are conducted during the day, calling residences. What kind of losers do you think are sitting at home without gainful employment? They include certain groups who are more likely to be anti-Israel.

Anonymous said...

I hope you're right anonymous.

Caca News Network said...

In the early days of CNN, that tzebissena Black anti-Semitic anchor Bernard Shaw used to visibly show disgust when identifiable Jews were shown in footage.

Nothing much has changed. Just in the past week, CNN had to transfer a correspondent from Israel to Europe after she called Israeli settlers "scum". That's right, she was not terminated. She was only transferred.

Aleksei said...

Much like the United States has caused the deplorable conditions in Central America, now resulting in a humanitarian crisis at our border, Israel has created the inhumane situation in Gaza. I do not condone the violence of the Palestinians, but I understand that people will resort to whatever means necessary to plead their cause. Peace and mutual respect, seemingly impossible at this point, remains the only way to solve this crisis.

The de facto embargo of flights into and out of Israel by many countries' airlines is a promising first step. We need a widespread embargo and boycott of Israeli goods along the lines of what turned South Africa around. This could extract the illegal occupier from the West Bank and end the blockade of Gaza.

Justice could sprout from a barren ground.

Anonymous said...

Aleksei, you mean Arab illegal occupation of Israeli west bank which is part of the Holy Land given to the Jewish people by Almighty G-D.
Understand that Israel will endure for eternity while its enemies will rot in eternity. Whoever blesses you will be blessed, whoever curses you will be cursed, says my Torah.
Very soon now you'll see the G-D of Israel avenge the Jewish blood in front of the whole world.
Aleksei, Jew hater , your end will come as did the zillions of anti-Semites since beginning of time. Where re they now/
And look at the Jewish people and Israel. Probably you're an envious loser. I wouldn't be shocked if you're even a Hareidi , but your ends will be the same.
G-D is an avenging G-D

Anonymous said...

How ironic that you should talk about justice sprouting from barren ground. The barren ground of Israel was only turned into lush farms by the Jewish people, not by savage primitive occupiers who force its own people to die as hostages, of it soil. Your embargo and boycotts will never work so start chewing on carpets.
Tell your diseased friends that a battle against Jews is a battle against G-D. Impossible that you should win.

Joe said...

Anon, there was no reason for you to drag Haredim into this. There is every indication that Aleksei is anything but Haredi.