Sunday, January 10, 2010

Question of the Day

The image above shows the results of an online survey posted on the web site of the Israeli TV network Keshet. The question asked was: "What do you think of Iron Dome" (Iron Dome is the Israeli military's new short range anti-missile system designed to shoot down Kassam (and other short range rockets) launched from Gaza into southern Israel. It was recently tested successfully, and is to be operationaly deployed over the next few months.)

The results shown are:
Its About Time: 27.7%
Don't Count On It: 13.6%
Negotiations Are Better: 6.1%
Destroy Gaza: 52.6%

Imagine if Iranian or Hamas TV had asked their viewers about options for dealing with Israel, and 52% had chosen "Destroy Israel."

To be fair, we don't know if the number of respondents is statisticly significant and truly represents Israeli public opinion. But the very fact that a large media outlet would present such an option on a survey, tells us how far gone things are. This kind of talk is no longer the purvue of the "loony right"


Blogger Eric said...

If only 52% said destroy Israel on a tightly controlled news channel -it would be a sign that negotiations were possible.

1:03 pm  

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