September 20, 2008

THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT PALESTINE...:

Who Do They Like, Who Do They Hate (Barry Rubin, September 19, 2008, GLORIA)

These two polls are very interesting especially when compared to each other, and are not so bad.

Contrary to what we think there are basically two models:

1. Strong support for Israel as against the PA: US
2. Relative evenhandedness: France, Germany, and UK. [...]

Some points:

* Australia, the US, and the UK are by far the most tolerant. Despite European "sweetness and light" and "multiculturalism", they are far more bigoted. Note that Americans are ridiculed as narrow-minded and intolerant by Europeans. The shoe is on the other foot.

* Jews are always less unpopular than Muslims.

* Spain, Poland, and Russia can be fairly described as anti-Semitic nations in terms of popular opinion. History is pretty consistent.

* The level of anti-Semitism in France and Germany is quite high although not characteristic.

* Who would have dared dream 20 years ago that one in five Germans would be anti-Semitic? I wonder what the figure would have been if a poll had been taken there-or in France for that matter--say, in 1900?

* Muslims have legitimate concerns about high levels of hatred.


...they hate their own Muslims.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 20, 2008 8:14 AM
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