First, here is that article from Poor Richard's blog for my own readers to view in its entirety, and I have some further comments on the result of this poll to follow:
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Results of a new poll commissioned by the European Commission show that Israel is believed by Europeans in 15 countries to be the greatest threat to world peace, greater than North Korea, Iran or Afghanistan.
While the European Commission will release the full results of the poll on Monday, the International Herald Tribune reported that the 7,500 people polled living in the European Union (500 in each of the 15 E.U. member states) were presented with a list of 15 countries and asked if these countries present a threat to world peace. Shockingly, Israel was rated first.
This poll is an indication that Europeans have bought into the vilification and demonization campaign directed against the State of Israel and her supporters by European leaders and media.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is voicing its outrage directly to European Commission President Romano Prodi and asks you to do the same.
"These shocking results, that Israel is the greatest threat to world peace, bigger than North Korea, Iran and Afghanistan, defies logic and is a racist flight of fancy that only shows that anti-Semitism is deeply embedded within European society, more now than in any other period since the end of World War II," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Center's dean and founder.
"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 Middle East peace process," Hier concluded.
Center officials are scheduled to meet with Javier Solana, Secretary General of the European Union, in November to discuss this and related issues.
NTS Notes: Imagine my complete lack of shock in seeing the result of this European poll. Honestly, was there any doubt at all as to what the answer to that important question in the poll would be?
In spite of what the Simon Wiesenthal Center has to say about finding these results to be "shocking", and the center's claim on how these people have bought into the "vilification and demonization" campaigns against the criminal state of Israel, the people who took this poll were absolutely not stupid or misled at all. The people taking this poll have seen for themselves how the ACTIONS of the criminal state of Israel speaks loudly for itself.
Yes, the fact is simple that Israel is indeed the biggest threat to world peace on the planet today. With its hundreds of nuclear weapons that it would use in an instant if ever threatened, its horrific brutalization of the Palestinians, as well as its threats to its neighbors and the entire Middle East, especially against Iran, there is no doubt that anyone can see for themselves what a dangerous pariah nation it truly is. Facts are facts, and in spite of the "outrage" of the Wiesenthal Center, the people have spoken!
More to come