Since the shift in the American policy, to one which is much more hospitable to Netanyahu and his government, every time the prime minister returns from Washington, his numbers jump. The last poll (from Haaretz) sees the Likud with 37 seats, which means a very easy job assembling the next government.
Yet note this: Despite personal support for Netanyahu, a clear majority of the public – 58 percent! – believes that Israel should not strike Iran’s nuclear facilities on its own, even if the United States decides to avoid military action. In a country where military operations usually get very high support in the public (until they go wrong), this is very telling. With all of Netanyahu’s Holocaust rhetoric, it seems that Israelis don’t want this war.
War with Iran is closer than we think