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EU Opinion Poll:Israel is World's Most Dangerous Nation
The Star ^ | November 3, 2003

Posted on 11/03/2003 10:46:47 AM PST by the_greatest_country_ever

Uproar at Poll Claiming Israel is Most Dangerous Nation

Jerusalem - Israelis have reacted angrily to a European Union poll in which most of those surveyed reportedly believe that Israel poses the greatest threat to world peace.

Almost 60% of the Europeans surveyed believe Israel is more dangerous than North Korea, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the survey.

Partial results were published in Spain's leading newspaper, El Pais, on Thursday. The United States is ranked as sixth most dangerous on the list.

The full findings of the poll were due to be released today.

Many Israelis consider Europe to be anti-Israel, largely due to EU support for the Palestinian cause in the United Nations and other world forums during the past three years of Israeli-Palestinian fighting.

"Who is the most dangerous in the world? We are," read a large headline in the mass-circulation daily Ma'ariv.

Diaspora Affairs Minister Natan Sharansky accused Europeans of being antisemitic for placing Israel on the list above countries that serve as bases of terrorism, like Iraq and Iran. Israel accuses Iran of sponsoring the Hezbollah militia, which has carried out attacks against Israel from Lebanon.

The Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre, which fights antisemitism, said the survey's results meant that the EU should not have any role in any future peace talks between Israel and its Arab neighbours.

Political analyst Seffi Hendler wrote in Ma'ariv that "a bad odour" rises from the poll.

"Although the Israeli-Palestinian fighting endangers world peace, Europeans should not go so far as to jump to the conclusion that Israel is a threat to other countries," Hendler said.

The survey, conducted in mid-October, questioned 7 515 citizens of the 15-nation bloc, El Pais said. No other details about the poll's methodology were available.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; dangerousnation; eu; israel; whatelseisnew
As they say in response to the bizarre, surreal phenomena that invariably crop up in the media on any given day;

You just can't make any of this stuff up.

It simply boggles the mind how these people, the EU in particular, go about their anti-Jew, anti-Israel tirade without the slightest sense of shame or cynicism when they otherwise employ the most stringent PC guidelines for every other group of people on Earth.

Can you even imagine doing a survey on "What Most Do You Despise About Muslims"?

1 posted on 11/03/2003 10:46:48 AM PST by the_greatest_country_ever
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To: the_greatest_country_ever
Israeli Opinion Poll: EU is World's Most Dangerous Infant
2 posted on 11/03/2003 10:49:29 AM PST by Rutles4Ever
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To: the_greatest_country_ever
This stands to reason, considering anti-semitism in Europe is seriously on the rise.
4 posted on 11/03/2003 10:52:13 AM PST by miloklancy
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To: the_greatest_country_ever; LibertyThug; wayne_shrugged
Absolutely mind-boggling.

I guess to many in Europe, Jews are dangerous because they still exist.
5 posted on 11/03/2003 10:53:50 AM PST by Akira (Blessed are the cheesemakers.)
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To: the_greatest_country_ever
The survey,...questioned 7515 citizens of the 15-nation bloc. No other details about the poll's methodology were available.

Given the nature of the survey topic, I'm sure they used the most legitimate, standardized polling methodology available. </sarcasm alert!>

6 posted on 11/03/2003 10:58:48 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: the_greatest_country_ever
Europe home of the nazis...and the NWO....the turd way...and 4th Reich...(Int'l Socialists and the National variety)
Europe (France) is the home away from home for all kinds of terrorists...commies from Karl Marx to the Viet Minh aka Viet Cong all kinds of islamic terror etc etc etc...

They all have one thing in common ...'hatred' of the Judeo Christian world...

7 posted on 11/03/2003 11:02:47 AM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred
The European media is one long, constant barrage against Israel and the USA. So sad that we have to fight the terror masters and our deluded "allies" at the same time. Maybe nobody will ever attack them. Maybe their cowardly strategy will spare their citizens the pain of a September 11th. Maybe it won't.
8 posted on 11/03/2003 11:04:52 AM PST by Callahan
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To: the_greatest_country_ever
What else do you expect from the minions of Socialist regimes? They are fed nothing but propaganda daily. There is no such thing as a conservative news alternative in these countries.
9 posted on 11/03/2003 11:06:08 AM PST by Timmy
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To: the_greatest_country_ever
I mean, it can't be anti-Semetism, can it? Jacques Chirac told us there are no anti-Semites in France, so there can't be any in the rest of Europe either, right?
10 posted on 11/03/2003 11:46:00 AM PST by anotherview ("Ignorance is the choice not to know" -Klaus Schulze)
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To: the_greatest_country_ever
Ahead of North Korea, Pakistan, and Iran??? Interesting....
11 posted on 11/03/2003 1:05:46 PM PST by dwd1 (M. h. D. (Master of Hate and Discontent))
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To: the_greatest_country_ever
More stupid people responding to a poll. Just great.

In Europe. Who would have thunk it?
12 posted on 11/03/2003 1:07:53 PM PST by gipper81
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To: the_greatest_country_ever
This has already been posted, but worth seeing again.
13 posted on 11/03/2003 1:40:09 PM PST by Nachum
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