Pew Survey: Palestinian Arabs Dislike America More Than Any Other Group

February 24, 2014 10:51 am 25 comments
Pew Research Center report that shows respondents from the "Palestinian Territories" rank highest in viewing the U.S. as an "enemy." Photo: Screenshot / Pew Research Center.

Pew Research Center report that shows respondents from the "Palestinian Territories" rank highest in viewing the U.S. as an "enemy." Photo: Screenshot / Pew Research Center.

A new Pew Research Center survey showed that people living under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas dislike the U.S. more than any other group, with 76% of respondents, the most on the list, qualifying America as an “enemy.”

Alternatively, In Israel, 90% of respondents qualified the U.S. as a “partner,” putting the Jewish state at the top spot on the pro-America list. Just 1% of Israelis view the U.S. as an “enemy.”

Following the “Palestinian Territories” on the “enemy” list are Pakistan, Turkey, Lebanon and Venezuela; following Israel on the “partner” list are El Salvador, Senegal, the Philippines and Kenya.

Asked another way, if their view of the U.S. was “favorable” or “unfavorable,” the “Palestinian Territories” also scored highly with 79% of respondents being “unfavorable,” preceded by Jordan (85%) and Egypt (81%).

The “Palestinian Territories” also topped the next question that characterized the American people as “favorable” or “unfavorable,” with 69% responding in the negative.

The Pew report was flagged by blogger Elder of Ziyon on Monday who made two observations:

“Notice that there is no correlation between the amount of money the U.S. gives to a nation and their opinion of the U.S.,” he wrote. “Egypt and Jordan hate Americans more than Pakistanis!”

As to how the survey could be interpreted to apply to BDS activists promoting Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel, the blogger said, “I bet if you would survey BDSers and the rest of the ‘hate Israel’ crowd, you will find that their opinions closely match the hate that Palestinian Arabs have for the U.S. and Americans.”

25 Comments

  • America and Israel are two sides of the same coin, both of them are stealing other people’s land and committing massacres Against women and children.
    No wonder they love each other, lol
    I’m not Palestine, but I know that the real terrorist is occupying the land of others and kills children

  • Ron Livshits

    I am proud to be a Jewish person and I have a message to the ARAB people: SUCK IT UP AND GET USED TO IT. The only way the ARAB people will improve their destiny is by killing all white and Jewish people. Otherwise, SUCK IT UP AND GET USED TO IT.

    If you want to debate about it, contact me:

    647-241-3090
    rlivshits@gmx.net

  • Diaoyu is Chinese

    China Persian friendships defeats Jewish – White Alliance anyday.

    • Ron Livshits

      I am proud to be a Jew and I have a message to the ARAB people: SUCK IT UP AND GET USED TO IT. The only way the ARAB people will improve their destiny is by killing all white and Jewish people. Otherwise, SUCK IT UP AND GET USED TO IT.

      If you want to debate about it, contact me:

      647-241-3090
      rlivshits@gmx.net

  • Palestinian Arabs(origin Arabsi not Israel) hate Jews and spread hate and BDS. Why is no one commenting anywhere on Abbas’ declaration that “Palestine” will be Juden rein!

  • Where is else is the research published in a non-biased way?

  • Ilbert Phillips

    Why are the Americans pro-Israel? Prior to WWII, the League of Nations voted to create the State of Israel from land taken from the Ottoman Empire, who sided with Germany during the WWI. The Empire lost the war and lost control of their territories. The United Nations followed suit in confirming the League of Nations resolution. The land used to create Israel was chosen because it was part of the ancestral homeland of the Jews, a people who existed long before the Muslims. Muslims believe that if they have conquered a land, it belongs to them forever. For example, they believe they own Spain. One cannot negotiate with unreasonable people, The Palestinians will not accept Israel until they actually lose a war and are forced to peace. There has never been a war between the Israelis and the Palestinians, merely skirmishes.

  • Patsourakos & Satenstein must be leftist BDS supporters; they spread the traditional BS (wonder what the D stands for) of that group.
    Anti-Israel = Anti-American. It is time the present American Administration understood that. But since they are almost BDS supporters, maybe they do…

  • Robert Douglas

    “Hope America wakes up to what the Neo Cons are doing to them, before it is too late for USA”…The author of Slaughter House Five.

    • The Frumious Falafel

      I’m happy for Mr Vonnegut that he achieved success 45 years ago with his over-rated book. How that makes his opinion worth repeating, I’m not sure.

  • Israel is denounced regularly as an “apartheid” state, but most of the time Iarael’s critics have little to say about
    the specific conditions that together constitute an overall “apartheid” country. Mopstly it is just the naked allegation,
    meaningless without discussing the conditions to fill that empty suit.

    Do Arabs have to sit in the back of the bus? No. But Black citizens of the US did until fairly recent times.

    Are there special lunch counters for Jews and Arabs? No,
    but there are or recently were in Western countries.

    Are there separate drinking fountains and rest rooms for Jews and Arabs in Israel? No, but at least until recently
    there were in the US.

    Can women wear their choice of clothing–Islamic “modesty”
    or socially assimilated. They can in Israel, but not in
    France and at least until recent times, not in Turkey
    either. Are there race riots in the Westernized districts
    of Europe? Yes. Are there female Muslim judges in Israel?
    Yes. Do Arab citizens go to college in roughly the same proportions as Jews(about 20 percent)? Yes. Can Arab/Muslim
    groups write their own school curricula? Yes. Can Arabs live in the same apartment buildings as Jews? Yes. Can
    Israeli Muslims build mosques that incorporate minarets?
    Yes, but not in proudly race-neutral Switzerland. Can
    muzzaines wake whole, mixed neighborhoods in issuing the early morning call to prayer? In Israel, Yes. In the US, no.

    So where’s the “apartheid”?
    arcaneone

  • ask the same Palestinians who think the US is an enemy where they would move to if they had ‘carte blanche’ and I bet most of them would tick USA…

  • George Patsourakos

    Palestinian Arabs dislike America more than any other group for one major reason; namely, because America has been Israel’s strongest ally since Israel became an independent nation in 1948.

    Consequently, we have a crisis in the Middle East that shows no sign of being resolved in the near future. Palestinians believe Israel has taken away their homeland; America supports Israel in this Israeli-Palestinian crisis; Palestinian Arabs believe Ameica’s unequivocal support of Israel is unfair, so they hate America. Indeed, this chain of events has become a vicious circle with no end in sight.

    • JACOB MANDELBLUM

      However, ask any of these very “Palestinians” making money hand over fist in these soon to be USMA US Muslim America, courtesy of Mr. OBAMA, whether they would go back to anywheere in the Middle east and guess what their answer will be…

    • Yet these same arabs with an invented roman name take MY tax dollars with absolutely no issues. At least with Israel there is an excellent return on the investment, just in the advanced technology alone. With these arabs we witness missile barrages and dead bodies towed behind motorcycles.

  • The Americans have (proverbially) been in bed with these peoples for decades. Successive U.S. administrations have pressured Israel to give them more and more Jewish land. There are videos showing whole Palestinians communities pouring out into the streets celebrating the 9/11/2001 attacks in New York and Washington. Only days after that sorry spectacle, President George W. Bush (in keeping with an agreement he made with the Saudis) pledged he and his administration would work to establish a Palestinian state in Israel’s heartland. I voted for Bush in 2000; sadly.

    • Leslie Satenstein

      If the Palestinians hate the Americans, why would you think that they would not celebrate what happened on 9/11?

      The USA has been the raper of the country resources, wherever they went. In the sense that the USA propped up dictators and made deals with them to insure the raw wealth of that country was exported to the USA, and the money poured into the dictator’s pockets. They let the population of that country be damned. Screw the citizens, keep the dictators in power. Keep a blind eye to dictatorship.

      There is a long lineup of countries that distruct / dislike the USA. The next country, if it is not already so, would be Venezuela, that would celebrate if the USA had a major mishap.

      Americans come across with a lot of arrogance, and a holier than thou attitude. That is one major source of the dislike, and of believing that the Americans are enemies. There are other reasons too. Just do some research to discover them.

      • JACOB MANDELBLUM

        Leslie :

        I would like to ask you what do you know about Venezuela to state the way you do..
        I can tell it to your face and that of any US detractor because the way you say it would make most people believe that the USA stole the Venezuelan oil and the riches of every other country….
        For your information and that of the millions of ignorant people in this country, it was the US oil companies who developed the Venezuelan oil riches and in the 1940′s, the oil revenue sharing was made 50/50, plus royalties and other perks for the Venezuelan people and a literal workers paradise for the oil industry workers…
        Now, keep in mind that contrary to US Law,in Venezuela and many other countries, land surface may have private owners but what’s below belongs to the NATION, that is, the government and therefore, it is the government who pockets all these monies and does with it as it pleases…and it is not the US fault that these people get the kind of governments they deserve…
        OR IS IT, MY LEARNED SCHOLAR…????

      • Let me state the obvious: Given the chance, very few Palestinians or Venezuelans would pass up the chance to become a citizen of the US. If you do your research, you will note that West Bank Palestinians are barred from becoming citizens of most other Muslim countries (in fact, I know of none). They can live there but not be citizens.

        It is true that the US has propped up some very bad leaders. That is not to be denied; but when given the chance to exercise any voice, the Muslim most often chooses a dictator anyway (have you noticed what Morsi of Egypt really was? — or Arafat, for that matter). By their nature, dictators are not good guys.

        Please understand that what some Imams have recently said about the Quo’ran is correct: democracy and Islam are not compatible. So what would you have us do: support a dictator we can live with or one with whom we can’t in a land where democracy can not exist? Either way, we will be blamed – if we don’t overthrow the “bad guy” it is our fault, even if it is one chosen by them (a la Morsi, Assad, Chavez, etc.).

        Or would you prefer that we invade all lands and control the distribution of the wealth taken by those dictators? Arafat died as one of the richest men in the world. Whose fault is that? Was Chavez a poor man? etc. ad naseum.

        We succeed where others fail. That is why we are not liked. If the others could become our citizens…well note the above.

  • You say this is the “Peehew” Report???
    My first thought was what “Elder of Ziyon” said…them momzers ain’t refusing OUR BUCKS!!! If the U.S. government had any brains they would make all money…”Quid pro Quo”!!!…We give you money, you give us LOVE!!!…You don’t like us..you don’t like our money!!!

    • JACOB MANDELBLUM

      Sorry GOLUM but as my father used to say in Yiddish,
      you can’t force anyone to love you or loan you money and the truth of the issue is that even if you rub them with honey, they will still stink of s..t..!!!

      Compare what Israel accomplished with the money it received and what the “invented people” as justly called by GINGRICH did with the zillions they have been getting
      for decades and conclude whether it pays to keep on foolishly dumping good money into that true bottomless cesspool…

  • The last paragraph makes a very good point. Most of the anti-Israel left is also anti-American. I would say that they are anti-Israel because they are anti-American.

    • It doesn’t really matter and I don’t care, but you have that both backward and twisted. Palestinian Arabs are anti-US because the American people are strongly pro-Israel.

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