By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
A recent BBC poll showing Israel to be one of the world’s least love nations was published in every Israeli paper. The reason? If Israeli’s aren’t afraid, hated, if they don’t believe in a world of gas chambers and concentrations camps (other than their own), they might look inward at the criminal tyranny they have created.
You didn’t think North Korea built her own nuclear weapons did you?
The rest of the world sees it.
Is it the victimization mythology of “anti-Semitism” or simply that most people in the world belief that peace and justice can only be achieved if Israel is no longer a racist apartheid police state? Ask around, the BBC did.
Toward that end, we wish to cite the Simon Wiesenthal Center, AIPAC, the ADL, Abe Foxman and the Southern Poverty Law Center for incessant war mongering, for their ties to organized crime, for racism and for their efforts to destroy the United States through supporting domestic terrorism, government spying and the outrageous police state that their efforts have helped create.
“The monsters in Washington couldn’t have done it without you.”
From the Times of Israel, a publication managed and edited by their intelligence services, kind of like a “Veterans Today” gone bad:
Israel ranked third… for ‘negative influence’ in BBC survey
Israel, along with North Korea, ranks third… in the latest annual Country Ratings Poll of the BBC World Service…
The 22-country survey, conducted by GlobeScan/PIPA among 24,090 people around the world, asked respondents to rate whether the influence of each of 16 countries and the EU is “mostly positive” or “mostly negative.” The most negatively rated countries were, as in previous years, Iran (55% negative), Pakistan (51% negative), and Israel and North Korea (both 50% negative).
Japan (58% positive) was ranked as the world’s most positively viewed major nation, overtaking Germany (56%). Canada (rated positively by 53%) and the UK (by 51%) were the third and fourth most positively viewed countries. The US ranked eighth — perceived positively by 47% and negatively by 33%.
The survey found evaluations of Israel’s influence in the world — already largely unfavorable in 2011 — have worsened in 2012. On average, in the 22 tracking countries surveyed both in 2011 and 2012, 50% of respondents have negative views of Israel’s influence in the world, an increase of three points from 2011. The proportion of respondents giving Israel a favorable rating remains stable at 21 percent…
Among the Muslim countries surveyed, perceptions of Israel have deteriorated in Egypt (85% negative ratings, up seven points and the highest negative percentage in the survey), and remained largely negative but stable in Pakistan (9% positive vs 50% negative) and in Indonesia (8% vs 61%).
In the EU countries surveyed, views of Israeli influence have hardened in Spain (74% negative ratings, up eight points) and in France (65%, up nine points) — while positive ratings remain low and steady. Negative ratings from the Germans and the British remain very high and stable (69% and 68%, respectively). In other Anglo-Saxon countries, views have worsened in Australia (65% negative ratings, up seven points) and in Canada (59%, up seven points).
This hardening of opinion towards Israel’s influence in the world is strongly apparent in South Korea, where negative views have risen (69%, up 15 points) while positive views have decreased by 11 points (to 20%).
Negative attitudes have also increased among the Chinese, the Indians, and the Russians.
In Latin America, perceptions are negative overall, with pluralities giving negative ratings in Chile (34%, stable), Peru (35%, stable), and Mexico (44%, up 15 points). Brazilians continue to be strongly unfavorable to Israel’s influence, with a stable majority of 58% who rate it negatively.
For those who held negative views of Israel influence in the world, Israeli foreign policy is by some distance the main reason explaining their negative rating (45%). The way Israel treats its own people stands out as the second most important reason (27%). Of those holding positive views, Jewish traditions and culture are cited by 29% globally, closely followed by foreign policy (26%)….
A total of 24,090 citizens across 22 countries were interviewed face-to-face or by telephone between December 6, 2011, and February 17, 2012. The margin of error per country ranges from +/- 2.9 to 4.9 percent, 19 times out of 20.
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.