MembersAvoiding Civil War: A Nuclear Iran is Not the #1 Fear of Most Israelis

New survey shows that most Israelis are more worried about internal divisions and strike than external threats

By Yossi Aloni | | Topics: Iran, Israeli Arabs
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An Israeli “pressure gauge” finds: 66% of the public are more concerned about internal threats than external; 43% of the public are most concerned about the tension between Arab Israelis and Jews threatening peaceful coexistence within the country; 40% of the public – “the precision missile production infrastructure in Lebanon must be attacked even at the cost of war”; 85% believe that Israel can only rely on itself, but only 45% of the public think that Israel will succeed in preventing Iran from passing the threshold to a nuclear bomb capability; 57% think that democracy in Israel is in danger.

Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv University conducted a new public opinion study among a representative sample of the Israeli population that revealed the public is more concerned about internal societal threats than they are about external military threats.

And this despite the fact that many Israelis are pessimistic regarding their government’s ability to keep Iran from going nuclear.

An overwhelming majority of 66% of the public are more concerned about internal social threats than external threats to the...

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