Most American Jews back military strike on Iran

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Jerusalem, Oct.1 (ANI): Fifty-six percent of American Jews support military action against Iran to prevent the Teheran regime from obtaining nuclear weapons, a new study has claimed.

Thirty-six percent opposed such a move, according to the American Jewish Committee's 2009 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion.

Sixty-six percent supported Israeli military action against the Iranian nuclear program, while twenty-eight percent were against.

The survey, which polled 800 representative American Jews and was conducted by Synovate between August 30 and September 17, also dealt with US-Israeli relations, worries over anti-Semitism and identity, reports The Jerusalem Post.

The survey also found that a majority of American Jews oppose the Obama administration's recent policy of demanding a total Israeli settlement freeze, but this did not translate into support for keeping these settlements in the long term.

While 51 percent oppose the American freeze demand fully, sixty percent said Israel should dismantle all West Bank settlements in the context of a permanent settlement with the Palestinians.

Despite any criticism, however, American Jews believe that Israeli-American relations were being handled well by the two country's leaders. The Obama administration received fifty-four percent approval, compared to thirty-two percent disapproval, in the handling of this relationship while Netanyahu garnered a slightly better 59 to 23 percent. (ANI)

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