Poll: Israelis Not Buying Iran Deal

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

Congress has been described as a hard sell on the Iran deal, but not as hard as the Israeli public.

Three-quarters of Israelis say that they don’t think the nuclear accord will prevent Iran from continuing work on making atomic weapons, and only 10 percent expressed confidence in the ability of the U.S. to keep Tehran from getting a bomb.

The poll, conducted by the Sarid Institute, found that 70 percent of Israelis oppose the deal, while only 10 percent support it. Twenty percent of respondents said they had no opinion.

As for Israeli policy going forward, one-third of respondents said Israel now had no choice but to intervene militarily to stop the Iranian nuclear program, whereas 40 percent opposed military action.

Sixty percent supported Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan to lead a campaign in Congress aimed at stopping the agreement from being implemented. Only 20 percent oppose such a campaign.