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February 4, 2015 10:42 am

Poll: British People Dislike Israel More Than Iran

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Israel is one of the most disliked countries in the world by the British people, according to a recent survey. Photo: Berthold Werner via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – A recent survey found that Israel is one of the most disliked countries in the world by the British people. The results come after a surge in antisemitism in the United Kingdom in 2014.

In a poll of 2,000 British people conducted by YouGov for the foreign policy think tank Chatham House, 35 percent answered Israel when asked, “Which of the following [countries] do you feel especially unfavorable toward?” Thirty-three percent of respondents chose Iran, and only North Korea and Russia garnering worse ratings than Israel.

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The rating for Israel represents a steep deterioration from 2012, when only 17 percent of British respondents felt unfavorably about the Jewish state.

According to two surveys released last month by the UK-based Jewish group Campaign Against Antisemitism, nearly 60 percent of British Jews think they do not have a long-term future in Europe, while nearly half of British adults hold some type of antisemitic sentiment. During the Israel-Hamas war last summer, antisemitic incidents hit record levels in the U.K.

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  • victoria brandeis

    LEAVE BRITAIN…..ONCE YOU WERE THROWN OUT FOR 350 YEARS NOW YOU CAN WITH GUSTO PICK UP AND LEAVE……IF YOU THINK THE WORLD TRULY WANTS YOUR DAILY CRANKY BEHAVIOR OVER IDENTIFIED AND RITUAL HATRED FROM THE BRITISH TOWARDS JEWS IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE

    EITHER DO WHAT THE BIG BOYS DO IN HIRING AN AVATAR TO DO YOUR DEEDS OR WORK FROM YOUR COMPUTERS IN ANOTHER COUNTRY WHERE ALL THE MONEY GOES SOMEWHERE ELSE

    AS A JEW YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT COMMERCE IS THE GOLDEN RULE…….AS A JEW YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT ‘HASHEM’ IS THE RULE

    DON’T CRANK ON YOUR FAMILY…..PICK UP AND LEAVE THOSE AWFUL HUMAN BEINGS WHO TRULY ARE SIMPLY PEASANTS.

    • Éamonn Ó Gribín

      Don’t you think that you are a bit racist? Are all British the same, even those who have a Jewish parent? Perhaps you have more in common than you think with the supports of the 3rd Reich!
      In the UK, there is a long standing tradition of tolerance and multiracism, unlike Israel where brut force is the law of the land and where might is right!

      Salam

  • How recent was this ‘recent survey’? During the war in Gaza hostility to Israel reached new heights, making surveys during that period atypical. Some surveys are more professional and the 17% is probably more accurate long term than 35%. To get the figure that 45% of Brits have some anti-Semitic views is based on loaded questions and poor timing, during the war in Gaza. Opinion polls are a mine field with many variable factors. I would note that H M Govt supported Israel’s right to defend itself from ongoing years of Hamas rockets targeting Israeli civilians. The UK and the British Dominions of Canada and Australia have been firm supporters of Israel.

  • Mike P.

    The English will never get over their cultural appropriation, anti-Semitic Christian supercessionism–their deranged and, frankly, insecure idea that they are the replacement of Israel.

    • Éamonn Ó Gribín

      A load of rubbish!

  • Mickey Oberman

    The Brits, including their Queen, can not forget or forgive the thrashing their troops took in the Palestinian Mandate by a very few poorly equipped Jews.

    That rag tag group of mostly holocaust survivors shamed the Brits and drove them back to their homeland.

    They have hated Jews and have been pro Muslim ever since.

    Just look at how they are giving their country over to Islam.

    • Éamonn Ó Gribín

      Is the leader of the British Labour Party not a Jew?

    • Jerry Baboona

      We don’t like the muslims, we dislike the fact that jews control the media and the banks and people like babra spectre say that Europe needs to be more multicultural, we only empathize with palestinians because they have had their land stolen and they’re still fighting against an army with 1st world weaponry. We aren’t stupid we know what the talmud says about goyim, we just don’t care enough to say anything about it other people opinions because a lot of peoples hate the english. It’s the zionists we have a problem with, they are the ones bringing all the 3rd world immigrants in.

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