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Study ranks India, US as most pro-Israel countries
YNET Israel ^ | 04.03.09 | Itamar Eichner

Posted on 08/08/2010 10:15:49 AM PDT by James C. Bennett

The greatest level of sympathy towards Israel can be found in India, according to international study on behalf of the Foreign Ministry, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Friday.

According to the study, which was unprecedented in scope and was undertaken by an international market research company, 58% of Indian respondents showed sympathy to the Jewish State. The United States came in second, with 56% of American respondents sympathizing with Israel.

The study was undertaken as part of the "Branding Israel" project and aimed at looking into Israel's international stature at what researchers characterized as the world's 13 most important countries, including the US, Canada, Britain, France, China, and Russia. A total of 5,215 people took part in the study.

Other countries that showed significant sympathy to Israel included Russia (52%) Mexico (52%) and China (50%). At the bottom of the list, the study ranked Britain (34%) France (27%) and Spain (23%) as the least sympathetic countries towards Israel.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: india; islam; israel; ndia; paulestinians; paulistinians; pitchforkpat; us

1 posted on 08/08/2010 10:15:56 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: James C. Bennett
okay-
So what exact benefits has the US gotten from this?
2 posted on 08/08/2010 10:21:49 AM PDT by PatHimself
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To: James C. Bennett

The world is turning back to sociocultural and religious herding. The older mainstream religions of the world [Judaism, Catholicism (specifically), Christianity (generally), Taoism, Buddhism, etc.) need to remember that Islam is not just about social change but religious dominance. The Indian culture is a spiritual melting pot and welcoming of Jewish and Christian visitors to their country, but they have their own interests at heart as well by keeping the US and Israel close to their vest. With a subcontinent of over 1 billion people, they’d have a real mess on their hands if folks like the Taliban tried to stake down in the northern reaches.


3 posted on 08/08/2010 10:44:04 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Of Course because we have the same enemies.


4 posted on 08/08/2010 1:52:10 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: James C. Bennett; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; ...
Thanks James C. Bennett. And illegitimi non carborundum [sic].
5 posted on 08/12/2010 3:53:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: PatHimself

Nothing for you, Pat.


6 posted on 08/12/2010 3:56:13 PM PDT by bvw
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To: SunkenCiv

Yes, they forgot Romania. And if the US regime is one of Israel’s strongest supporters, may G-d help them.


7 posted on 08/13/2010 5:16:36 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: James C. Bennett
Difference between Israel's situation and India's situation is Israel needs US for survival no matter how bad US treats Israel. India doesn't “need” US for survival the way Israel does. India only needs US to move away from Pakistan and China.
8 posted on 05/24/2011 2:14:11 PM PDT by ravager
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