74% of Israelis are unhappy with the management of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the latest escalation of violence in Gaza, which has led to the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman after failing to get approval for a military operation overwhelming.
In a survey of 500 people conducted by the company Migdam and iPanel hours after the resignation of the Defense Minister, 74% of respondents showed their dissatisfaction with the management of the crisis, which in the polls would cost the party five seats of The previous estimates, and a bench of the 30 that you have now if elections were held today, picked up the Mako.co.il website.
Only 17% supported the prime minister, who decided to accept a ceasefire with the militias under international mediation, after the launching of more than 460 shells from Gaza against Israel in 24 hours. The remaining 9% had no opinion about what happened.
The party led by Lieberman, Israel Our Home, would rise from 5 to 7 seats in Parliament after the resignation of the portfolio in rejection of the truce.
The Jewish Home party, of the ultranacioanlista Naftali Benet, one of the main partners of the now weakened government coalition, which is maintained with a simple majority of 61 seats (out of 120), would be made with 11 seats, three more than it has in the camera.
Now, Benet claims for himself Defense and threatens to leave the coalition and force early elections if they do not deliver the portfolio.
The survey reflects a direct relationship between support at the polls to Netanyahu and the security situation, and exemplifies that in May, with the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the Israeli attacks on Syrian positions, the The party of the head of the Government rose in the polls up to 35 seats.
With the resignation of Lieberman, the social discontent -especially of the residents of communities near the Palestinian enclave, those most affected by the security situation-, and abundant criticism within his Executive, Netanyahu faces a leadership crisis that it could force the call for elections before November 2019, when the next legislative elections are scheduled.