Most Israelis support Iran strike, as Netanyahu says ready to act alone
JERUSALEM (AFP) - A majority of Israelis would support unilateral military action against Iran, according to a poll published on Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government was ready to act alone.
Some 65.6 percent of 500 Jewish Israelis surveyed by the pro-government Israel HaYom newspaper said they would support military strikes to halt Iran's nuclear programme, and 84 percent believed the Islamic republic had no intention of reining in its alleged drive to build a bomb.
Israel and many Western countries accuse Teheran of trying to develop a nuclear warhead, a charge Iran denies.
Mr Netanyahu in a speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday said Israel was ready to act alone to stop Iran making a bomb, in a warning against rushing into deals with Teheran's new leaders.