77% of Israeli’s Say Their Countries on the Wrong Track

Israel has been going through a period of intense tumult, with faith in the government rapidly declining. The nation’s questionable treatment of a certain minority aside, Israelis have also started to develop problems with the manner in which the country is run. Prime Minister Netanyahu has been a controversial figure for quite some time now, and the recent judicial controversies that he has been embroiled in have served to make his popularity levels even lower than might have been the case otherwise.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that a recent survey from the Morning Consult revealed just how little faith Israelis have in the future of their nation. As many as 77% of Israelis said that they believe their country on the wrong track, which is far greater than the approximately 65% that said the same back in January.

Judicial overhaul has been one of Netanyahu’s primary concerns because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing him to consolidate power and hold onto it for longer. However, the Israeli people are clearly not supporting his moves with all things having been considered and taken into account.

It will be interesting to see what this means for the future of the nation. Israel has been one of the few Middle Eastern nations that saw any degree of stability in the 21st century, helped in no small part by considerable support for the US.

Criticism of Israel has been mounting on the global stage as well, with its treatment of Palestinians being labelled as apartheid by certain quarters. With the sentiment of native Israelis also turning against the government, Netanyahu will certainly begin to feel the pressure. His struggle to maintain power despite numerous attempts at ousting him may not be fruitful, since he has failed to garner the support of the very people he is supposed to represent.

Israel’s immediate future will determine the direction of the Middle East. It might also lead to a shifting of the balance of power in the region.

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