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Poll: Support for Netanyahu rises following US withdrawal from Iran deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Israeli minister Naftali Bennett [IsraelEnglishNews‏/Twitter]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party would win 35 seats – an increase of five seats – if elections were held the day after US President Donald Trump withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, a new poll has shown.

According to Israel Today, a poll conducted by Hadashot TV found that 62 per cent of Israelis view Trump’s decision as being in Israel’s interest although they remain concerned about a possible confrontation with Iran.

Should elections be held, opposition Yesh Atid would win 18 seats, the Zionist Union 14 (it currently has 24) and the Joint List would win 12, the survey results revealed.

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party would receive eight seats and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu would receive six.

Read: Israeli analysts: Trump left striking Iran’s nuclear facilities for Israel

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