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Poll: 43% of Israelis believe new government will fail

Almost half of Israelis do not believe that the new coalition government sworn in yesterday will complete its term, a poll conducted by Israeli TV Channel 12 showed.

On Sunday, Israeli Knesset voted on a new coalition government led by Yamina Party chairman Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.

The Channel 12 poll showed that 43 per cent of Israelis do not believe this government will complete its term. Only 11 per cent believe it will complete four years.

Meanwhile, 61 per cent of respondents believe that Bennett joined the coalition for personal gain, 20 per cent said he joined the coalition for ideological reasons and 19 per cent said they did not know.

Regarding the rotation, 49 per cent of the respondents said that Bennett will respect the agreement and concede to Lapid, seven per cent said he will not respect the agreement and 29 per cent said the government will collapse before Bennett completes his two-year tenure.

The poll showed that 56 per cent of the Israelis opposed the controversial flag march which will be held in Jerusalem tomorrow, while 29 per cent supported it. The march will travel from Damascus Gate to pass to Jaffa Gate and head towards the Western Wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The march had been cancelled due to fears of renewed tension between the occupation state and Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza. Hamas had warned against allowing the so-march through the Old City’s Muslim quarter.