Indonesian Public Opinion on Palestine and Israeli Conflict By SVM and Naive Bayes Approach

Published: 9 July 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/m63khkz63j.1
Tia Mariatul Kibtiah,


According to this research, the majority of the Indonesian public, 85%, supports Palestine, while only 4% have negative opinions. The study suggests that Indonesian public opinion about the Palestine-Israel conflict is closely linked to Indonesia's foreign policy. Indonesia has consistently maintained a stance of ending diplomatic relations with Israel and advocating for Palestinian independence in international forums. These findings indicate that public opinion in international relations studies has been influential in shaping a country's foreign policy.


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In this research, qualitative data was collected by sourcing information from various journal articles, ebooks, official websites, and international news. The method involved a combination of content analysis to gauge Indonesian public opinion on the Palestine-Israel conflict. This process gathered public comments from Twitter using machine learning techniques such as SVM and Naive Bayes. The results from the sentiment analysis revealed the percentage of negative, positive, and neutral Indonesian public comments. The data was collected in 2024, coinciding with the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, 2024, and the Israeli counterattack on Gaza in the same year.


Bina Nusantara University


Public Opinion, Social Media, Foreign Policy, Sentiment Analysis


Research Technological Transfer Office, Binus University