Thursday, October 26, 2017

UK: Only 11% of Britons support the boycott of Israel

Via The Jewish Chronicle:
The poll, conducted this month by Populus with a nationally-representative sample of more than 2,000 British adults, also found the lowest level of support for a boycott of Israel since 2014 — at just 11 per cent.

Almost half of respondents said they did not support boycotts and they “find it difficult to understand how others do”, although this number was marginally lower than it was last year.

Support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) has fallen dramatically in the past three years among younger voters — usually seen as the demographic group most sympathetic to the Palestinian cause.

Forty-five per cent of 18-24 year olds said they opposed boycotts — up from 28 per cent in 2015. (...)

Israel is considered the UK’s most important Middle Eastern ally in the fight against terrorism.

The country is also seen as the fourth most vital post-Brexit trading partner in the region, after Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.
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