Poll: Nearly 50% of Israeli Jews support transfer or expulsion of Arabs from Israel

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A new poll has revealed that nearly half of Israeli Jews are in favor of the expulsion or transfer of Arabs from Israel.

The survey, conducted by leading polling group the American Pew Research Center between the end of 2014 and mid-2015, concluded before the current wave of terror broke out. The Pew Center published its results on Tuesday.

When faced with the statement “Arabs should be expelled or transferred from Israel,” 48 percent of Israeli Jews said they were in favor of the idea, with 21 percent strongly agreeing and 27 percent “mostly” agreeing.

Forty-six percent expressed their opposition to such a plan: 29 percent responded that they “don’t really agree” and 17 percent said they “don’t agree at all.”

The level of support changes among different demographics within Israeli society. Among the religious sector, 71 percent support expulsion of Arabs from Israel, while 58 percent of the secular community…

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