Survey: Saudis consider Iran their top enemy, not Israel

A rare Israeli survey shows that Saudis consider Iran to be their greatest enemy, not the Jewish State.


The survey, conducted by the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, found 53 percent of Saudis named Iran as their main adversary, 22 percent said the Islamic State group and only 18 percent said Israel. The poll, published Thursday and conducted in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, surveyed 506 Saudis over the phone and had a margin of error of 5 percentage points.


Alex Mintz, who heads the IDC's Institute for Policy and Strategy and oversaw the survey, says none of those polled questioned the source of the survey. Israel and Saudi Arabia are longtime foes with no diplomatic relations. Last year, the institute carried out a similar survey of Iranians.


פרסום ראשון: 06.04.15, 20:18