Success: Half of secular Jews ponder leaving Zionist entity
June 23, 2002
Zionist sources have expressed fears over the increasing number
of immigrants leaving the Zionist entity as a recent opinion poll
indicated that half of secular Jews were thinking of emigrating.
Lebanese newspaper Asafeer quoted results of an opinion
poll published in Hebrew daily Maariv as indicating
that one out of two secular Isr**lis were thinking of
leaving the Zionist entity one way or another.
The poll, conducted by the Zionist council in Isr**l
last week, noted that 40% of those polled replied positively when
asked if they had thought of immigrating outside Isr**l
or known people who pondered the same idea while 60% responded in
The poll revealed that 47% of seculars thought of immigration while
53% negated that idea while only 23% of the religious
Jews replied yes that they had thought of emigration.
Another Hebrew daily Yediot Ahronot quoted a Jewish
demographic expert as saying that percentage of those immigrating
outside the entity would surpass the percentage of those immigrating
to it this year.
He told the same Zionist council that his expectations were based
on figures recorded in the first four months of the current year.
The expert attributed this fact to economic hardships
totally ignoring the security deterioration.