Despite attempts by the Israel lobby and news media such as Fox News, surveys of Israelis report a majority support efforts of President Obama to bring peace to their nation and the Middle East. According to Haaretz, a new poll conducted by Professor Carl Fuchs do not believe Obama is anti-semitic nor do they believe he is hostile to the interests of their nation. “A sweeping majority of Israelis think his(Obama) treatment of this country is friendly and fair according to a Haaretz-Dialog poll conducted this week.” Although 48% support continued housing construction, a significant 41% agree with American efforts to halt the construction. More people said Netanyahu’s behavior was irresponsible than say he acted in a responsible manner.
The Haaretz poll indicates that Israelis have not turned their back on Netanyahu but neither are they overwhelmed with his performance.