A new poll shows that 55 percent of Australian see boycotting Israeli goods and services as a reasonable way to put pressure on Tel Aviv in support of Palestinian rights.
The same poll was conducted in 2014, which showed that 31 percent of Australians supported for the boycott of Israel.
During the same period, the number of people who said they would not support a boycott of Israel fell from 47 percent to just 25 percent. One in five remains undecided.
Overall, 34 percent of Australians said they sympathize more with the Palestinians that with Israel, while fewer Australians, 26 percent, said they sympathize more with Israelis than with Palestinians. This shows an increase from the 27 percent who said they favor Palestinian in 2014.
Roy Morgan Research, Australia’s oldest polling firm, conducted the poll on behalf of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network and a coalition of groups supporting Palestinian rights
The Australian polling firm has conducted regular polls on Australian attitudes on Palestine since 2009.
The poll also showed that 61 percent of Australians oppose Israel’s construction of settlements, while only 17 percent support them.
It also found that more than half of participants disapprove of UN Security Council Resolution 2334.