India tops others in positive attitude towards Israel

Posted: April 4, 2009 by Jonathan Boyko in Israel
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Indian and Israeli flagsFifty eight percent of Indians view Israel positive, according to recently published study, with US coming in second at 56%:

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.

At one hand, those are some good news. Yet, I hardly believe 5,215 people questioned would significantly reflect the views of general population of those countries.

To tell the truth, data for Russia surprised me. Reading Russian press and web, I can hardly believe 52% view Israel positively, as anti-Semitism is running wild there.


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