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Poll: Most Israelis are concerned about a European economic boycott of Israel

Israel's Jerusalem Post published a poll conducted by the Israeli Geocartography Institute, the results of which indicate that 70 per cent of Israeli Jews do not believe the Obama administration can be relied upon to maintain key Israeli interests and security requirements in the American- brokered agreement being drafted with the Palestinians.

According to the poll results, 67 per cent of the respondents believe that the threat of several European countries to economically boycott Israel would harm their families in one way or another.

As for Israel's criticisms of U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, the poll showed that 48 per cent of Israelis agree to such criticism, while 12 per cent of those who agreed said that such criticisms must be made in secret. However, 28 per cent believed that the attack on the Kerry is, as they said in their own words, unfair.

On his part, the Institute director, who supervised the poll, said, "the Israeli public seriously fears the European actions against Israel", pointing out that the concern is spread across most of the classes of the Israeli community, especially the residents of the northern region, as well as the lower half of the middle class and those with average incomes, ranging between 9,000 and 13,000 Shekels.

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