University of Haifa, Israel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:1995
Online Publication Date:July 2010
Public opinion has played a crucial role in the transitions from war to peace in Israel since the 1967 Six Day War. Security Threatened is the first major analysis of the interactions among opinion, politics and policy in that period, based on opinion surveys of thousands of adult Jews conducted between 1962 and 1994. The public divided during those years into militant hardliners and more conciliatory security positions, and power either shifted between, or was shared by, the Likud and Labor parties.