Some 58 per cent of Israelis support the recently passed Jewish ‘nation state law’, a new poll by the Wallah news site has revealed.
Thirty-four percent of respondents said they did not support the law which declares that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country and strips Arabic of its designation as an official language alongside Hebrew, downgrading it to a “special status” that enables its continued use within Israeli institutions.
The poll showed that 85 per cent of the supporters of the Israeli right-wing back the law, compared to 75 of the left.
According to the poll, 92 per cent of the supporters of the ruling right-wing, Likud party, supported the law and only four per cent opposed it.
However, 97 per cent of the supporters of the Jewish Home party backed the law and only three per cent opposed it.
Nearly three quarter of Zionist Camp voters opposed the law, 89 per cent of Meretz backers were against the law and all of those who support the Joint List said they were against the new law.