Israel ranked among least popular states
Published: 07.03.11, 08:53
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1. Its No Wonder
Steve ,   Ra'anana, Israel   (03.07.11)
Worldwide BBC has been demonizing Israel for years. Imagine if BBC had taken its energies and applied them just to the countries undergoing violent revolutions in the Mideast. Even its review board was critical of its reporting on Israel Self fulfilling prophesy
2. Just shows what propaganda & lies will do
Zvo   (03.07.11)
if repeated endlessly by purportedly neutral media over a period of decades, particularly when latent anti-Semitism comes into the picture.
3. bbc judges the world? After 200 years of imperial rule?
alex   (03.07.11)
Ridicules. Or actually not. They may think that they are still patrons of the world.
4. consider the source Yaawn!
twits is that ,   a word used there?   (03.07.11)
5. So What??!
Ron ,   Seattle, WA   (03.07.11)
1. Anything coming out of BBC should never be trusted. 2. And how has being #2 of 'the most beloved countries' helped Britain exactly? The country's on the brink of bankruptcy last I checked. 3. Germany, a country considered the most loved - for what? For not getting involved with anyone? Not the Greeks, not the Lybians, not anyone - such a strategy! Conclusion: Who cares what the polls say? Israel's doing excellent on Tourism, Business, Higher Education, and just is smoking just about any other country on growth. So: F*U Europe. We don't really care what you think. Not of Israel, and not of the USA. Instead, it would be nice if you could do some introspection into how you can help the world, rather than just conduct silly polls.
6. Pakistan, North Korea, Iran ranked below "srael " !
Salma ,   Palestine   (03.07.11)
WooW , Mabrook : )
7. Thank you BBC: now it's on the record, Britain is at the
tom ,   tel aviv   (03.07.11)
bottom of "National IQ" - list. Well earned too, all these years of antisemitic brainwshing of the gullible public shows results, chapeau morons!
8. Which countries were polled? What was the question?
michael redbourn ,   Arad - Israel   (03.07.11)
Germany was #1 Britain #2 Doesn't sound like a serious poll to me. S. Africa improved?
9. No, I wonder at your opinion
observer   (03.07.11)
we have seen Worldwide BBC over the years demonizing all Arab states.
10. The reason is the occupation. Don't delude yourselves.
Reality   (03.07.11)
The reason Israel is viewed so badly is because of the occupation. Not because everyone is "antisemitic" and not because of slanted media.
11. Pat on the back
Nachman ,   Jerusalem Israel   (03.07.11)
I trust the BBC Editorial staff will be patting themselves on the back for having emulated Goebbels and by their biased anti-Israel reporting made the Jews again a reviled race and their country as unpopular in Europe as they were in the 1930s. Nice company to keep Jeremy Bowen & Co!
12. poll conducted by University of Maryland in USA
13. Many of the countries have negative opinions of Jews.
Zvo   (03.07.11)
Not just Israel. All Jews. The actual report: The most extremely negative countries were Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, Spain, the UK and Germany - all places where anti-Semitism either exists at a massive and state-sponsored scale, or where it is growing into a significant problem. Oil money will also buy a lot of propaganda, particularly among academics - as the Qaddafi regime has proven, and as Human Rights Watch demonstrates.
14. If we have to choose between unpopular and...
Boaz ,   Ramat Gan, Israel   (03.07.11)
If we have to choose between been unpopular and alive and been unpopular and dead, will choose the former. As Israelis we have learned in the past 10 years that no matter how much we try to appease our critics, even at the cost of our women and children, they are never appeased.
15. The World
Abraham Nachmias ,   Petach Tikva IL   (03.07.11)
Who cares???? The only important opinion is HaShem's opinion, sure not polled people's!!!
16. Poll rigged
JJ ,   South Africa   (03.07.11)
What a load of nonsense! I live in SA - a truly crime infested & disease ridden country. We should have been last.
17. Perfidious BBC
Nachman ,   Jerusalem   (03.07.11)
When you go on the BBC website if you can force yourself to do so you will see that countries in order of popularity (based on results from all 27 countries where the survey was carried out): Germany, UK, Japan, Canada, France, US, Brazil, China, South Africa, India, South Korea, Russia, Israel, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran However instead of carryi ng out the poll in the countries whose popularity was being tested these are the countries which took place in the poll: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, UK, US Is it any wonder Israel comes so low when Muslim countries (including our "friends" in Turkey) probably gave Israel a 0% score are taken into account. Shows how deceitful the staff at the BBC are. The organisation shoulld not be extended any co-operation by the government until they cease the disseminationof lies about Israel and its people.
18. yaeahh not to betrusted....
because israel is not a good terror state....
19. #8
Polling carried out in 27 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, UK, US
20. 8 poll question was:
Please tell me if you think each of the following countries is having a mainly positive or mainly negative influence in the world?' ---------------------------------------------- The poll was conducted by international polling firm GlobeScan and the Program on International Policy Attitudes (Pipa) at the University of Maryland.
21. From LA to Lod London is a convenient stopover.Smashing beer
Michael ,   California, USA   (03.07.11)
Ricardo Macher ,   Karnei Shomron IL   (03.07.11)
Even if ALL countries hated us, I wouldn't care. We Jews are used to being hated. That's natural. They envy us. They would like us to disappear from Earth. But we have survived. This article is good to show that we must be stronger and stronger, ready to fight agains them all .With G-D in our side we are the BEST.
23. For the anti-Semitism worldwide we must thank
Chaim   (03.07.11)
the radical Jewish Liberal Left especially in Israel for their hatred of Rabbis and anything religious and Israel as a whole.
24. We Jews have always been hated. So what?
Sami ,   New York, USA   (03.07.11)
We Jews have always been hated. So what?
25. BBC, eh?
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.07.11)
That says it all, doesn't it? For such an unpopular country, Israel sure does a thriving tourist trade. I can live with it, though. The more they hate us, the better we must be doing!
26. I am laughing my head off!!!
Israeli 2   (03.07.11)
Like Salma said: Mabrook. I am surprised that we are even above Iran, North Korea and Pakistan
27. This is not surprising since the world loves its own.
Rivkah   (03.07.11)
Isarel is YHWH's and it is YHWH who is hated because that is what Israel stands for.
28. ready for leadership
ale ,   italia   (03.07.11)
"only three were found to be less popular than Israel – Pakistan, North Korea, and Iran " stop is israeli leadership. infact iran, pakistan & north korea aren't settlers state as israel is. congratulation for next leadership. populars like settlers
29. Britain polled high on pro israel. Do you guys even read the
Esther   (03.07.11)
30. #13 state sponsored or massive anti semitism in uk? R u on
Drugs? America has massive anti semetism problems, shootings at holocaust muesems, bombs at temples, a
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