- January 26, 2009
Israeli poll: Killing Palestinians shortest way to winning elections
An Israeli opinion poll has displayed that the shortest way to win general elections in Israel was to kill the biggest possible number of Palestinians.
The poll published by Hebrew daily Ha”aretz on Sunday indicated that the right wing parties in Israel would secure 64 seats in any current elections, which would bring Benjamin Netanyahu to the premiership.
The Israeli war minister Ehud Barak also enjoyed soaring popularity with 70% favoring him in the poll after the war on Gaza while before the war his popularity was only 53%, the paper noted.
Israeli foreign minister and leader of the Kadima party Tzipi Livni had warned that a new Israeli government with Netanyahu as premier would be on a collision course with the new American administration.
Meanwhile, the same paper said that a number of issues were not solved yet despite the end of the war on Gaza, explaining that the issue of arms smuggling and that of the captive soldier Gilad Shalit were not resolved.
Economic sanctions imposed on Gaza before the war did not benefit in changing Hamas”s demands for the release of more than a thousand prisoners from Israeli jails, the paper added.