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EU poll: Israel greatest threat to world peace
Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 1, 2003 | JPOST.COM STAFF

Posted on 11/01/2003 1:23:34 PM PST by yonif

Fifty-nine percent of Europeans say that Israel is a larger threat to world peace than North Korea, Iran or Afghanistan, according to a European Commission survey of approximately 7,500 Europeans, scheduled to be made public on Monday.

Given a list of 15 countries, including Iran and North Korea, Israel was listed as the greatest threat to world peace, the Spanish daily El Pais reported.

The EU has denied allegations that it suppressed the results of the survey.

"This poll is an indication that Europeans have bought in, 'hook, line and sinker', to the vilification and demonization campaign directed against the State of Israel and her supporters by European leaders and media," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Wiesenthal Center's founder and dean.

"If the results of this survey are as reported, then Israel should draw the only conclusion possible - that the European Union and its members should play no role in any future peace process," Hier said.

Hier added that the poll only shows that "antisemitism is deeply embedded within European society, more then any other period since the end of WWII."

In a statement sent to the The Jerusalem Post Minister-without-Portfolio with responsibility for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky deplored the findings of the poll. "The fact that most Europeans view Israel as the greatest threat to world peace instead of nations that support terrorism, or dictators threatening the world with weapons of mass destruction, is further proof that behind Europe's 'political' criticism of Israel lies pure anti-Semitism," Sharansky said.

"Just as in the past when Jews were blamed for all the world's problems, today's 'enlightened' nations are doing the same to Israel," Sharansky added.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiisrael; antisemitism; antizionism; eu; israel; peace; waronterrorism

1 posted on 11/01/2003 1:23:34 PM PST by yonif
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To: SJackson; Yehuda; Nachum; Paved Paradise; Mr. Mojo; Thinkin' Gal; Bobby777; adam_az; Alouette; ...
In a statement sent to the The Jerusalem Post Minister-without-Portfolio with responsibility for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky deplored the findings of the poll. "The fact that most Europeans view Israel as the greatest threat to world peace instead of nations that support terrorism, or dictators threatening the world with weapons of mass destruction, is further proof that behind Europe's 'political' criticism of Israel lies pure anti-Semitism," Sharansky said.

More evidence that the doors are closing. I believe that all Jews should leave Europe and move to Israel.

2 posted on 11/01/2003 1:24:16 PM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: yonif
History repeating itself bump.
3 posted on 11/01/2003 1:25:33 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: yonif
"Just as in the past when Jews were blamed for all the world's problems, today's 'enlightened' nations are doing the same to Israel..."

Yeah, they don't hate Jews, just Israelis. LOL!

4 posted on 11/01/2003 1:28:30 PM PST by Batrachian
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To: yonif
There's a bunch of French Jews moving to the US...

At my sisters' elementary school, there's a couple of them.
5 posted on 11/01/2003 1:28:47 PM PST by El Conservador ("No blood for oil!"... Then don't drive, you moron!!!)
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To: yonif
as I said before, the predictable opinion of the EU ... yes, history does seem to be repeating itself (as another stated) ...
6 posted on 11/01/2003 1:31:34 PM PST by Bobby777
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To: yonif
Those poll results defy sanity. To paraphrase a saying, "Those whom G-d wishes to destroy, He first makes mad."

Goodbye, Europe. Remember to stick your asses up high in the air when you're getting raped and when you bow toward Mecca.
7 posted on 11/01/2003 1:32:29 PM PST by stradivarius
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To: Bobby777
And while the focus on the continent is increasingly on the Jews, the Euro-Muslim population is increasing exponentially. And Euro-Christians will be their targets, sooner or later.
8 posted on 11/01/2003 1:35:33 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: yonif
LOL - you can´t wait to post that after the official poll results are released to the public, and then you should face the fact that more Jews from the former USSR move to Germany rather than to Israel!
9 posted on 11/01/2003 1:36:05 PM PST by Michael81Dus
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To: Mr. Mojo
yep ... "first the Saturday people, then the Sunday people" ...

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10 posted on 11/01/2003 1:44:25 PM PST by Bobby777
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To: yonif
I don't get Europe.
11 posted on 11/01/2003 1:49:15 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: farmfriend
seems they're like that small percentage of Iraqis who would prefer life under the dictator of Saddam Hussein ... they only can manage life under the thumb of a dictator ...
12 posted on 11/01/2003 1:53:43 PM PST by Bobby777
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To: yonif
This is crazy. Everyone in Europe knows the US is the greatest threat to World Peace. I read it in Reuters.
13 posted on 11/01/2003 2:02:21 PM PST by Maceman
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To: yonif
Coincidently, the same percentage of Europeans observe the world through their own navel.
14 posted on 11/01/2003 2:06:23 PM PST by Redleg Duke (Stir the pot...don't let anything settle to the bottom where the lawyers can feed off of it!)
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To: yonif
More evidence that the doors are closing. I believe that all Jews should leave Europe and move to Israel.

You may be right about the importance of getting out of Europe. My guess is some would choose to come to the US - legally. We can always use (and benefit) well motivated and educated people who bring something to the party. Of course, so can Israel.

15 posted on 11/01/2003 2:06:32 PM PST by toddst
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To: yonif
Eurabia has begun to surrender to Islamic fascism. Political Correctness has made this possible by changing the cultural norms of hatred, and making that emotion socially unacceptable.

PC threatens the USA as well, but Americans are slower to adopt PC, outside of the largest cities.

It is ok to hate your enemies, enemies of freedom and liberty. Hatred provides motivation and unifies people to action. Hatred is not cruelty, hatred is not bigotry, and hatred is not racism. Americans have been criticized for the hatred we've shown the Japanese after Pearl Harbor and the hatred of Communism.

Well guess what. Both of those ideologies were rooted in totalitarian belief, just like Islamism. All three of these ideologies strip people of freedom and liberty. I believe it is perfectly OK to hate ideologies that threaten us.

The Political Correctness police can go F themselves.
16 posted on 11/01/2003 2:36:31 PM PST by LA Conservative (evil triumphs when good men do nothing)
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To: farmfriend
I don't get Europe.

I don't try.

17 posted on 11/01/2003 2:48:50 PM PST by wizardoz (Palestinians are just dynamite!)
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To: yonif
France is the greatest threat to senior citizens in summer.
18 posted on 11/01/2003 2:49:47 PM PST by wizardoz (Palestinians are just dynamite!)
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To: yonif
Bookmark and check out from time to time these sites: Aljazerra, Pravda, N.Korea News, and China News.

You won't be able to sleep nites. It's far scarier than Americans care to imagine.

19 posted on 11/01/2003 2:56:25 PM PST by joyful1
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To: Mr. Mojo
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
20 posted on 11/01/2003 3:11:10 PM PST by Snake65 (Osama Bin Decomposing)
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To: yonif
IMHO, it's Europe that is the greatest threat to world peace. They were back in World War II and they are today.

Germany was really stupid to embrace a man like Hitler who was a terrorist and he managed to spread fear and death all across Europe until the United States kicked his sorry ass. It's no different today, the terrorist are Muslims and they are embraced by Europe. They are spreading fear and death everywhere but I'm not in such a hurry to kick there sorry ass out of Europe. I think Europe needs to do it this time and I just hope that they open up there eyes before it is too late.
21 posted on 11/01/2003 3:47:32 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: yonif
What do you expect from a continent that has murdered millions of Jews?
22 posted on 11/01/2003 5:13:35 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant
I would have expected that they have learned from their past mistakes.
23 posted on 11/01/2003 5:16:40 PM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: Redleg Duke
And, as a minimum, the same percentage of so called "EU" citizens that will be "LEFT BEHIND"!
24 posted on 11/01/2003 5:17:09 PM PST by VRWCTexan
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To: yonif
God: EU near greatest threat to world mentality
25 posted on 11/01/2003 5:40:33 PM PST by bluelowrider57 (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: yonif
Maybe they meant that the Middle-East in general is a greater threat than North Korea to world peace. Which countries were in the list? How many other Middle-Eastern countries were among the 15?
Otherwise, it just doesn't make any logical sense.
I hope this isn't really the mental state of 59% of Europe.
26 posted on 11/01/2003 6:01:31 PM PST by LibertyAndJusticeForAll
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To: Bobby777
This is definitely Europe heading toward Armageddon.
What blind fools these people are.
27 posted on 11/01/2003 8:08:26 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Arpege92
The Europeans have embraced moral relativism. They are doomed.
28 posted on 11/01/2003 9:11:50 PM PST by virgil
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To: yonif
Fifty-nine percent of Europeans say that Israel is a larger threat to world peace than North Korea, Iran or Afghanistan

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.

I don't believe the Germans are sorry, their only resting...

Hecht, in his book: Perfidy

29 posted on 11/01/2003 9:16:54 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Mr. Mojo
History repeating itself bump.

Yep. Another Normandy landing would be tough to pull off, though. That sort of limits our options...


30 posted on 11/01/2003 9:49:10 PM PST by Cloud William
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To: yonif
More evidence that the doors are closing. I believe that all Jews should leave Europe and move to Israel

Jews, who travelled as merchants with the Roman legions, started to travel to Europe 2,000 years ago... Longer than many European ethnic identities have existed. I don't see any reason to criticize Jews who decide to stay in Europe for what ever reason they think is worth it to them. This certainly will play in many peoples decisions, I'm sure, but come on... Jews who don't immediately move to Israel aren't bad people. What if they decide to move to the more prosperous, safer, and land of greater opportunity, the US? Would you mind having more doctors, scientists, lawyers, accountants (plus a bunch of commies, admittedly) moving to the US? I sure wouldn't. Would those people are bad becasue they don't move to Israel, a country they might have also never been to but a whole lot more physically dangerous than, say, Boston? I just hope you were being figurative not literal. But anyway, the Europeans have gone mentally insane. Though if you recall, they protested similarly against Reagan. (I think you are too young to remember it happening?) They were angry about nuclear missile placement in Europe, and they called him Ronny Ray Gun because of the anti ballistic missile defense system known in the media as "star wars." Lots of parallels to now. There were HUGE protests against Reagan when he visited Europe. Riots, crazy ones like we don't get in the US except in, say, LA after Rodney King.
31 posted on 11/01/2003 10:32:42 PM PST by adam_az
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To: adam_az
I agree. If they choose to come to the US, that would be good too.
32 posted on 11/01/2003 10:47:03 PM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: yonif
OK, but not the lawyers.
We have way too many lawyers already. ;^)
Other than that, anyone who wants to immigrate to the USA legally,because they wish to join our society, is welcome.
If they want to come here to screw it up, they are not welcome.
If someone yearns to breathe free, OK by me, and the lady in the harbor, to come on in the front door.If they yearn to destroy freedom, or attempt to jump line, they can stay where they are, or get kicked out when they are found.
33 posted on 11/01/2003 11:09:37 PM PST by sarasmom (Pray for TerriSchiavo. Everything I post is my opinion, unless otherwise stipulated.)
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To: Jorge
agreed.
34 posted on 11/02/2003 12:08:18 AM PST by Bobby777
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To: yonif
I don't think that it was a mistake. They did it on purpose. But you are right. They have not learned.
35 posted on 11/02/2003 11:16:27 AM PST by Brilliant
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