Poll: 61% of Israelis say Kerry threatened Israel with boycott remarks

(JNS.org) Sixty-one percent of Jewish Israelis believe that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened Israel last weekend when he said that Israel might face boycotts and further delegitimization if the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations fail, a new Israel Hayom-New Wave Research poll found.

Kerry was widely criticized in Israel for his statements. In the poll, about 21 percent of respondents said Kerry’s comments were made out of concern for Israel, and about 18 percent said they did not know what Kerry’s intentions were.

Posted on February 7, 2014 .