Netanyahu is captaining a failing economy, so once again he raises the spectre of Iran. His approval of the settlements is coming from the same motivation. He needs to diffuse the economic unrest in Israel, and he is doing so by raises the spectre of war while building homes in occupied territory. It's brilliant. And this poll really tells him that he can continue using the war-rhetoric in order to distract some Israelis from the economic malaise in Israel.
Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra (Reuters)