One could pose the question that if Israel did not exist, what would many in the world do? There is literally an industry of PR and punditry, press that is dependent on Israel’s existence including social networks, fund raising, activism etc. It would all come crashing down, or like Lord of the Flies, they would soon turn on each other and convert to cannibalism. They would have to find a new Israel to shit on, a new black sheep to separate from the flock, something to create the diversionary “other” as distraction. These polls are constantly being recycled on quiet days to vitalize the base, rouse the vital fluids of Dionysian frenzy, as if it was an epistle from from some divine providential poolside chat to keep the flames burning and check the inventory of Zyklon B new and improved. ..
( see link at end)….Israel retained its position as one of the world’s most negatively-viewed countries, according to BBC’s annual poll published Wednesday night.
With 50 percent of respondents ranking Israel negatively, Israel keeps company with North Korea, and places ahead of only Iran (55% negative) and Pakistan (51% negative)….
The 2012 Country Ratings Poll was conducted among 24,090 people worldwide, and asked respondents to rate whether the influence of 22 countries was “mostly positive” or “mostly negative.”
Evaluations of the Jewish state, already largely unfavorable in 2011, have worsened in 2012. Out of the 22 countries polled, the majority in 17 of them view Israel negatively, while only three (the US, Nigeria and Kenya) view Israel positively. In Kenya, negative ratings of Israel fell by 10 points to 31%, while the country experienced an even larger increase in positive ratings of Israel, rising 16 points to 45%.
Negative perceptions of Israel in EU countries have continue to rise, reaching 74% in Spain (up 8%), 65% in France (up 9%), while in Germany and Britain the negative views remain high but stable (69% and 68% respectively). In other Anglo countries, perceptions of Israel are worsening, including in Australia (65%), and Canada (59%).
Among Muslim countries, perceptions of Israel have continued to deteriorate. Of particular concern for Israel is the country sitting on its southern neighbor, Egypt, where 85% of the population views Israel negatively, up 7% since 2011.
In Asian countries, public opinion on Israel is growing increasingly antagonistic. In China, just 23% of those surveyed view Israel positively compared with 45% negatively. In India, overall opinion has shifter from being divided in 2011 to leaning negatively. In South Korea, negative views of Israel rose a full 15% (to 69%), while positive views decreased 11% (to 20%) Read More:http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=270291