Israel grouped with Iran, North Korea as world’s least popular countries

Israel grouped with Iran, North Korea as world’s least popular countries

Monday, March 7, 2011 7:37 AM
From: General (Ret) James David (who is mentioned on the cover of the third edition of the former Republican Congressman Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book about the power of the pro-Israel lobby on the US political system and media):
General (Ret) James David wrote:

Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine harms it’s world opinion.  The arrogance it shows by pretending to be better than the rest of the world doesn’t help either.  I think that the U.S. has a lot to do with this negative image of Israel.  We act like parents awarding a spoiled child everything the child demands.  
Germany ranks as the most popular.  This should tell us something. This article comes from Israel’s major newspaper, Haaretz.
 
Israel grouped with Iran, North Korea as world’s least popular countries – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
 
 
 
 
Published 10:28 07.03.11 Latest update 10:28 07.03.11

Israel grouped with Iran, North Korea as world’s least popular countries

BBC poll surveying 27 countries shows that Israel is viewed as having a negative influence in the world; negative opinions in U.S. and U.K. increased over past year.

By Haaretz Service Tags: Israel news

A poll conducted by the BBC revealed Tuesday that Israel is one of the most negatively viewed countries in the world, ranking at the bottom of the chart along with Iran, North Korea and Pakistan.

In 2011, 22 out of 27 countries leaned toward a negative view of Israel, headed by Egypt, Turkey, and Indonesia. The countries which had the most positive view of Israel were the United States, Russia, Ghana, and China.

BBC poll of Israel world ranking  
Photo by: BBC

Participants were asked in a questionnaire, “Please tell me if you think each of the following countries is having a mainly positive or mainly negative influence in the world,” giving the options “mainly positive, mainly negative, depends” and “neutral.”

The order of popularity of the 16 countries, based on 27 countries that were surveyed, was Germany, UK, Japan, Canada, France, U.S., Brazil, China, South Africa, India, South Korea, Russia, Israel, Pakistan, North Korea, and Iran.

Despite Israel’s extremely low ranking, it has actually made a slight improvement in its world standing since 2010, and a more significant improvement since 2007. According to the poll, positive views of Israel increased by 2% while negative views remained mostly same as in 2010.

However, while positive ratings by the U.S. have remained stable in the poll since 2010 at about 43%, many more Americans chose to rate Israel negatively in 2011, marking an increase of 10% since 2010.

Moreover, negative perceptions of Israel grew stronger in Britain, Canada, Indonesia, Australia, Portugal, Spain, and Kenya.

Anti-Israel protesters in Barcelona Anti-Israel protesters in Barcelona last year.
Photo by: AP

 

One Response to “Israel grouped with Iran, North Korea as world’s least popular countries”

  • Patriot says:

    Not guilty. The Israeli captain who emptied his rifle into a Palestinian schoolgirl | World news |:

    “”It’s a little girl. She’s running defensively eastward.” “Are we talking about a girl under the age of 10?” “A girl about 10, she’s behind the embankment, scared to death.” “I think that one of the positions took her out.” “I & another soldier … are going in a little nearer, forward, to confirm the kill … Receive a situation report. We fired & killed her … I also confirmed the kill. Over.” ”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/nov/16/israel2

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    No surprise why the US was tragically attacked at the World Trade Center in 1993 and on 9/11 when the US supports Israel’s brutal oppression of the Palestinian people which was the primary motivation for both attacks (look up ‘Israel as a terrorist’s motivation’ in the index of James Bamford’s ‘A Pretext for War’ book and look at the following video as well):

    What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers? See testimony most didn’t!

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivation

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