Poll: 76% of Israelis perceive Israeli society as divided
The one unifying factor, according to Israeli respondents, is army conscription.
Israeli Maariv website published the results of the third annual Israeli Social Cohesion Index, which projected that the majority of respondents - a whopping 76% - believe that Israeli society is divided.
This is a 10% year-on-year increase - a significant rise in Israelis' perception of how fragmented their society is, particularly after the most recent elections which saw Benjamin Netanyahu taking the prime minister seat.
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According to respondents, the factors that contributed the most to the division are the political leadership (81%), followed by new media (72%), then traditional media (68%).
As for what truly unifies Israeli society, according to the respondents, is the Israeli Occupation Forces - by 63%.
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Opinion polls illustrate the reality of the fragmentation on multiple levels. Moreover, a recent poll exhibited that a third of Israeli settlers believe that "Israel" will not exist in 25 years.
As per the results of the Knesset elections, this month, leaders of the occupation addressed social divisions, which were "revealed by the results of the recent Knesset elections."
'Israel' divided, near point of no return: Officials
Leaders within the Israeli occupation spoke Friday about the ongoing divide in "Israel" revealed by the results of the latest legislative elections.
Israeli occupation President Isaac Herzog said during a speech on the 27th anniversary of the killing of former Israeli occupation Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin that "the complicated political status quo in 'Israel' poses somewhat of a historic challenge for us."
"The results of the election showed that we are divided, and the responsibility from there on out is on all political players, especially the ones who have the upper hand and more political strength," Herzog added.
"A few days after 'Israel' went into elections, it came back divided and angry yet again," outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said. "We must now decide where our state is headed. We are near the point of no return, but we can still change the direction we are headed."