(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In what seems like a perfectly correct assessment — albeit a sickening one — most people in Israel think their war with Islamist terrorists in the Gaza Strip is being severely attacked internationally, not because of what it entails but because of rampant anti-Semitism.
The current spike in anti-Semitism outbursts worldwide comes after, on October 7, the Palestinian Islamist terrorist group Hamas invaded the Jewish State and sadistically butchered over 1,400 people.
A recent survey by the Israel Democracy Institute has revealed a divide in perception between Jewish and Arab Israelis regarding the motivations behind international criticism of Israel’s actions in the Gaza war.
The survey, published this Tuesday, sheds light on differing viewpoints within the Israeli population.
When questioned about the global demonstrations and public denunciations of Israel’s military operations against Hamas, a significant 62% of Jewish Israelis attributed this international response to anti-Semitism and a broader animosity towards Israel.
This contrasts starkly with the perspectives of only 7.5% of Jewish respondents who considered the civilian casualties and destruction in Gaza as the primary cause of the outcry.
Meanwhile, 22% of Jewish respondents saw both factors – anti-Semitism and the Gaza situation – as equally influential.
In a contrasting perspective, a mere 10.5% of Arab Israelis concurred with the view that anti-semitism was a driving force behind the protests.
Instead, a majority of 52% of Arab Israelis pointed to the destruction and human suffering in Gaza as the primary reason for the international outcry.
Additionally, 11% of Arab Israelis believed that both anti-Semitism and the devastation in Gaza equally motivated the protests.
The survey also explored Israelis’ opinions on the political future after the war with Hamas.
It found that a substantial majority, over two-thirds (69%), of the Israeli population believes that elections should be promptly organized following the war’s conclusion.
This sentiment was shared by 66% of Jewish Israelis and a higher proportion of 84% of Arab Israelis.
Among Jewish Israelis, there was a notable variance in opinion across the political spectrum: 98.5% of those on the political left, 85% in the center, and 51.5% on the right expressed support for immediate elections after the war’s end.