Poll: 85% of Israelis want Arab MK Zoabi removed from Knesset

MK Hanin Zoabi. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) The vast majority of Jewish Israelis would like to see Balad MK Hanin Zoabi removed from the Knesset, according to a new poll commissioned by Israel Hayom from the New Wave Research Institute.

Some 85 percent of Israelis said they would like to see Zoabi dismissed over her recent remarks comparing Israeli soldiers to Islamic State terrorists. Only 11 percent of those polled said her statement could be excused as free speech, while 4 percent said they had no opinion on the matter.

“[Zoabi] has crossed every possible line,” Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein told Israel Hayom. “Zoabi doesn’t want to promote the inception of a Palestinian state—she wants to see our annihilation. I would think that all MKs, from Right to Left, would support her dismissal.”

The survey comprised a random pool of 500 Jewish Hebrew-speaking Israelis over the age of 18, and has a 4.4-percent margin of error.

Posted on October 24, 2014 .