81% of Israelis Oppose Unilateral Strike on Iran

Only 19% of Israelis Support a Unilateral Strike on Iran

Despite all of the warmongering hysteria, the overwhelming majority of all Israelis oppose a unilateral strike on Iran.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Only 19 percent of Israelis support an attack against Iran without the backing of the United States, a new poll released on Wednesday found.

In the poll conducted by Shibley Telhami, Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow and the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, 42% of respondents said they support a strike against Iran only if there is US support for the move. Nearly a third (32%) of those polled oppose an attack regardless of US support.


The poll’s conductor Telhami concluded that “the Israeli public is neither enthusiastic about the prospect of war with Iran nor swayed by the seeming embrace of Israel by our presidential candidates.” He added: “They have to live with the consequences of war, and they appear to take the American assessment of these consequences seriously.”

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  • So let me get this straight. The American people do not want this war, Israelis do not want this war. NOBODY WANTS THIS WAR!!!!! Yet, for some odd reason, the lunatics in the bowels of power in both D.C., and Tel Aviv, think its an option.

    Maybe our world leaders need to listen to their people. For once.

    • JarHead

      Well said,

      Yet those who supposedly represent the people keep up their relentless posturing which may lead us to another World War. I think many fail to realize that not since the Cuban Crisis, have we been so close to a major conflict. I think it is time that we have some sensible people who actually have this country, this worlds interst’s first.

      Remove the money from politics, and see what happens.

    • Subramanian

      Israelis might want to go to war if they get support from the US. Israeli citizens are only opposed to a Unilateral attack on Iran.

    • name

      Thats the whole point – they’re just trying really hard to destroy us and the planet. Starting WW3 has been at the top of their list for the entire 20th century and now they have a ‘deadline’ before astrological events culminate this year.

      All the rational reasons in the world are not going to change their minds – this should be obvious by now.

      The best we can hope for is some supernatural intervention… (take your pick of who that might be, its just not likely it would be anything like a political group or one world leader or another)

    • America 1st 2nd & 3rd

      You should be careful here. The poll says 81% of “Israelis” oppose a UNILATERAL strike. Whereas 68% DO want to attack Iran; they just want America to do it for them. Only 32% of “Israelis” outright oppose any attack on Iran. The carnal “Jews” of “Israel,” by and large, to the extent that they identify with the Babylonian religion of Talmudism and its appendant institutions and establishments (“Judaism,” “Jewishness”), ARE possessed of a murderous, anti-human hatred for ALL NON-JEWS (although this hatred is often expressed in a sublimated form.) So you’re half right: the people of AMERICA do not want this war, but the majority of “Israelis” DO want this war, they just want to trick the dumb goyim it fighting it so no precious, racially-superior “Jewish” blood will spilt.

    • Mr. Mojo

      The bankers and war profiteers want war and since they own our “world leaders…”

    • john kennedy

      Would people please stop calling those people the world leaders! They are the hired help and they need to be reminded that they are not the leaders, but the guy hired to manage according to the wishes of those doing the hiring! We hired em….we can fire em!

    • Robert

      I love Israel and it’s people, it is God’s chosen,, BUT not it’s controlling arrogant Zionist goverment that we the United States are controlled by! REMEMBER the USS Liberty, the Lavon Affair, Beruit bombings, yes all percieved accidents???
      I don’t blame all those Muslim countries, why sould Israel be the only ones with nuc’s, hypocricy!
      PLEASE no more of our American boys dying for another countries interests!

    • owainglyndwr1416

      A good suggestion would be for the leaders to be taken outside so people can slap some sense into them.. There are echo’s of the past in Netanyahoo’s words.. Here’s a quote from the 1930’s

      “Germany is the enemy of Judaism and must be pursued with deadly hatred. The goal of Judaism of today is: a merciless campaign against all German peoples and the complete destruction of the nation. We demand a complete blockade of trade, the importation of raw materials stopped, and retaliation towards every German, woman and child.” (Jewish professor A. Kulischer, October, 1937)

      A few word changes (Iran for Germany +++) and hey presto that quote could’ve been written today..

  • Just George

    Another interpretation of this poll is that 81% of Israelis think that going it alone against Iran is a bad idea. What I am curious about is what those 81% would say to the question “do you oppose a unilateral strike against Iran if the US lends us its ground forces and does most of the really dangerous fighting”.

  • axt113

    Yeah that’ll be the day.

    The leaders calling for war only care about the opinions of the rich, not the rest of us


    the war is more smokescreen to obfuscate the ROTHSCHILDS mass looting of the planet.

    and of course, ROTHSCHILDS will profit immensely from a global conflict if it doesn’t end humanity in it’s tracks (which at this point is a good idea given the dynamics of WHO controls humanity with it’s USURY BANKING.

    • Donald Edward

      How do you get a significant portion of the population to understand that the House of Rothschild’s controls world when 98% of the people are totally indifferent about politics ?

  • mikael

    I dont evy any Israeli in this days, and hopefully they are waking up to the reality of their present goverment and its hengchmen.
    The reality is that a criminal enteprise, the confiscation of Palestinian land/Jerusalem is mainly driven by Oligarcs/Property magnats speculatings and even subsedied up to their ears, of course they dont want Peace.
    They will loose money.
    And that is not done without a fight, just look at whos Talking and Hyping.
    Some srange way they are all realted, thru finnace.
    Follow the money, Israeli and you will see why there will never be talk about Peace.

    Peace has this “horrible” side effect, it prospers everyone, and Someone/a few dont like that.
    Peace with the Palestinians give the region, with all its cultural weight, a future of prosperety unpresedented.
    What the final outcome must be is irrelevant, as long its the people in the regions wiches and choise.

    wake up.


  • Look, those 81% of Israelis realize, that without U.S. participation, SOME OF THEM, may have to fight and die, for a change – IN THEIR WAR. Only 19% want war, regardless of personal risk.

  • Woody

    Don’t worry – those of us living in Tel Aviv will try to overthrow our government if they attempt anything like this. It’s just too bad that we’ll probably be living underground if we’re alive at all at that point.

  • ZoldHuszar

    American leaders KNOW that Iran is no threat to the US or to Israel. America has more nuclear weapons than Iran, as well as a sure way to deliver these with precision to Iranian soil. Likewise, Israel has more nuclear weapons than Iran, as well as a sure way to deliver these with precision to Iranian soil. All nuclear weapons leave signatures which can be tested and traced by sampling mechanisms — so we will know instantly the source of a detonated nuclear weapon. Iran knows that the day it uses nuclear weapons against Israel is the day that Persian Civilization ceases to exist. Iran knows that the day any group (Hezbollah) uses nuclear weapons SOURCED by Iran against Israel is the day that Iran ceases to exist. It is not going to happen.

    Amahdinejad is not in charge in Iran, so it does not matter what nonsense he spouts. The Iranian leadership uses anti-Zionism to distract its politically oppressed and economically depressed population, but it has no intention of committing national suicide by actually using nuclear weapons against the US or Israel. The Iranian leadership is far more stable than the nuclear-armed leadership of North Korea, and perhaps more stable than the nuclear-armed leadership of Pakistan.

    As for oil, Iran only has a single natural resource of interest to any other country: oil. To get what it needs, it will sell oil. It might hold up against a world embargo for some time, but ultimately it will change its policies to avoid the embargo. And, if not, it will sink further into economic oblivion. Remember when the world embargoed Iraq under Saddam Hussein? Saddam Hussein did everything he could to avoid the embargo — bribing people and smuggling oil. So, that war was not about the SUPPLY of oil because, after all, if we wanted Iraqi oil all we had to do was lift the embargo and write a check to Saddam Hussein. That war was not about weapons of mass destruction, either, because America does not invade or occupy countries with weapons of mass destruction.

    Assume that Iran does want to obtain nuclear weapons. Of course, the main reason that Iran would want nuclear weapons is as a deterrent to foreign intervention — an entirely sensible and understandable goal. After all, America (nor Israel) has never invaded or occupied a nuclear-armed power. And, in the last ten years, America has had troops on both borders of Iran as well as a naval force off its shores. Has anyone seen any Iranian soldiers in Canada or Mexico? Has anyone seen the Iranian navy in the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans?

    America has budgeted vast sums of money to support groups who are working for regime change in Iran and to destabilize Iran. That is arguably an act of war. America and/or Israel are likely to have planted those famous destructive computer viruses in Iranian software. America and/or Israel are likely behind the unclaimed assassinations of Iranian scientists. So, Iranian insecurity is not irrational or crazy and Iranian pursuit of nuclear weapons would not be irrational or crazy, either.

    No, these little crises are entirely artificial and arranged for other purposes. So, the supposed fear of a nuclear-armed Iran that American and Israeli leaders are professing and generating is not rational or realistic. If we understand that, we might start studying WHY these leaders are professing and generating an irrational, unrealistic and artificial fear. What purpose does that serve? Whose interests are advanced by that? Those are interesting questions.

  • Jin

    All warmongers are criminal minded traitors -traitors against humanity.

    According to the poll:
    19% Israelis want to attack Iran unilateral
    49% Israelis do want to attack Iran; they just want
    America to do it for them
    32% Israelis oppose an attack regardless of U.S

    Most Americans do not want war.
    American government, Neocons, mainstream media whores want war.


    What should we do to stop all those criminal minded traitors?

    • owainglyndwr1416

      Pray a few good Generals defy their commander in chief and refuse to send the Flower of America off to die in another illegal War for Israel..

      Army General Martin Dempsey was nearly assassinated after turning Netanyahu down on Iran .. The Pentagon are blaming Israelis for the attack.. Their crimes are adding up don’t you think ? USS Liberty, Lavon affair to name two and now they tried to murder an American Patriot.. The Christian Zionists will conveniently sweep that one under the Carpet..