An overwhelming majority of Israelis still find it impossible to forgive Germany for the Holocaust, according to a poll.

Asked "is it time to forgive the German people and Germany for crimes committed in the Holocaust," some 51 percent said they totally disagreed with the sentiment.

Nineteen percent disagreed somewhat. Only 23 percent were willing to forgive, and 7 percent had no opinion.

In the survey, conducted by the Geocartography Institute on behalf of the Center for Academic Studies, 500 men and women over 18 were interviewed, a representative sample of the Jewish population.