A survey carried out Tuesday in the wake of the Israeli government passing the first law in its divisive judicial overhaul package found that over a quarter of Israelis are considering leaving the Zionist entity.
The Israeli Channel 13 poll found that 28% of respondents were weighing a move abroad, 64% were not, and 8% were unsure.
The survey reflected the impact of the coalition passing the law on Monday, despite sustained mass protests, vehement opposition from top judicial, security, economic and public figures, and thousands of Israeli military reservists vowing to quit service.
Over half of the survey’s respondents — 54% — said they feared the judicial overhaul was harming Israeli security, and 56% were worried about civil war.
Only 33% of respondents said they believed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that he wants to compromise on the rest of the judicial overhaul legislation, although 84% of voters for the premier’s Likud party said they believed him.
Fifty-five percent of respondents said leading opposition figures Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz should return to negotiations.
Source: Israeli media