64% of Israelis Dissatisfied with Netanyahu's Performance During the War Featured

By Gamal Khattab January 08, 2024 118


  • 64% of Israelis dissatisfied with Netanyahu's performance during the Gaza war.
  • 50% of 600 respondents were completely dissatisfied with Netanyahu's performance.
  • Only 25% believed Netanyahu was suitable for the position.
  • If parliamentary elections were held, Benny Gantz's State Camp would win 33 seats, Netanyahu's Likud Party 20.
  • 55% supported the formation of an investigation committee on October 7 events.
  • 48% preferred Gantz as prime minister, 34% preferred Netanyahu.
  • Since the Battle of Al-Aqsa Flood, Netanyahu has faced criticism from opposition, former officials, and soldiers.
  • No plans for parliamentary elections due to ongoing Gaza war.

It seems like a lot of people there are not happy with their Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Let's find out why!

Netanyahu's Performance

According to opinion polls in Israel, a whopping 64% of people were dissatisfied with Netanyahu's performance during the war on Gaza. That's a big number! It means that most people didn't think he did a good job. In fact, 50% of the 600 Israeli respondents said they were completely dissatisfied with his performance. Ouch!

Defense Minister Yoav Galant

On the other hand, people seemed to be happier with Defense Minister Yoav Galant. 63% of the respondents expressed their satisfaction with his performance during the war. That's a big difference compared to Netanyahu!

Is Netanyahu Suitable for Prime Minister?

Only 25% of the people polled believed that Netanyahu is suitable for the position of prime minister. That means most people don't think he's the right person for the job. It's not looking good for him!

Changes in Political Parties

Now, let's talk about political parties. If parliamentary elections were held in Israel, a party called the State Camp led by Benny Gantz would be the largest party. They would win 33 seats! That's a big jump from the 12 seats they won in the last elections. On the other hand, Netanyahu's Likud Party would only win 20 seats, compared to the 33 they won before. It seems like people are ready for a change!

Support for Investigation Committee

Another interesting thing is that 55% of the people polled expressed their support for the decision to form an investigation committee regarding some events that happened on October 7. This decision was made by Israeli Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi. However, 20% of the people thought the decision was unjustified. People have different opinions about this!

Gantz vs. Netanyahu

In another opinion poll, it was found that 48% of Israelis preferred Benny Gantz as the prime minister over Netanyahu. Gantz received more support with 34% of the people polled choosing him. The rest of the participants didn't have a specific opinion. It seems like Gantz is gaining popularity!

What's Next?

Right now, there are no plans for parliamentary elections in Israel because of the ongoing war on Gaza. But some people think that after the war, there might be a chance for elections. Thousands of Israelis have been protesting every week, demanding the resignation of the current government and early elections. They want change!

Criticism for Netanyahu

Since the Battle of Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7, Netanyahu has faced a lot of criticism from the opposition, former officials, and soldiers. They accuse him of not managing the government and the war on the Gaza Strip properly. It's not an easy situation for him!

Source: Agencies