Israelis favor limiting speech to protect the country

Thirty-six percent of Israeli Jews are in favor of revoking the voting rights of non-Jews,

Yedioth Ahronoth reported, citing findings by the Dahaf polling agency, headed by Dr. Mina Tzemach.

The poll was held in the aftermath of an amendment to the Citizenship Act, approved by the government Sunday, which requires new citizens to pledge their allegiance to a “Jewish and democratic state”.

Dahaf found that just 3% of Israeli Jews support Fascism and just 10% define themselves as nationalistic, while 80% identify completely with democratic values. Two-thirds of those polled said they were alarmed by the possibility of Fascism being implemented in Israel.

But half of the religious people and 68% of the haredim polled rejected the Arab-Israelis’ right to vote. Around 25% of seculars polled were of the same opinion.

The poll also found that 69% of Israeli Jews support the amendment to the Citizenship Act approved by the government.

As to other democratic values, 55% of those polled justify harming freedom of speech in times of political difficulty, and 57% oppose non-violent protests held during military operations.

But few were willing to go one step further and justify transferring power into the hands of a single strong leader, even in times of war. Only a quarter of those polled supported such a move.

However the poll found differences in this category between natural-born citizens of Israel and immigrants. Just 20% of the former population said they would back a dictatorship, while 53% of immigrants who were not raised in Israel did the same.

If the poll is seen to reveal nationalistic values, it would appear that Israeli Jews also have someone to blame. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was said by 56% to be the foremost Israeli politician who contributes to nationalistic extremism and Fascism in Israel.

October 15, 2010 | 4 Comments »

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  1. and just 10% define themselves as nationalistic,

    I find this difficult to believe that only 10% are nationalistic. There is nothing wrong with being nationalistic. I’m sure the leftist media in Israel has brainwashed the Israeli population into associating nationalism with fascism.

  2. I would ask who commissioned the poll and who paid for it!

    What does nationalistic have to do with upholding democratic values?
    The questions are both stupid and designed to substantiate an agenda.

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    If most Israelis believed the real possibility of removing the Arabs 90% would be in favor!

  3. How much Arab money is funneled into the Israeli media? Somewhere there is poison in the well. Something has poisoned the Israeli people against their own interests and against the ethic of survival learned in the Holocaust.

    We also need to limit speech to protect the country in Canada. The only problem is the authorities have the opposite intention which is to use “free speech”” to enable Islamofascism and disable free thinking in the populace, disempower everyone and make themselves rich with Islamic money.

    So who owns Herr Rats?

    Follow the money right to the top…. follow the money.