A recently released Israel Project poll, gauging Palestinian public opinion, is yet another indication that the Palestinians haven’t reconciled themselves with the idea of living in peace with a Jewish state, regardless of the borders.
However, the most disturbing section of the poll – what should give pause to those who still maintain the illusion that the settlements are the main obstacle to peace – are the responses to the following question:
“Now, I’d like you to rate your feelings toward some people, countries, and organizations, with one hundred meaning a VERY WARM, FAVORABLE feeling; zero meaning a VERY COLD, UNFAVORABLE feeling; and fifty meaning not particularly warm or cold. You can use any number from zero to one hundred, the higher the number the more favorable your feelings are toward that person, country, or organization.”
Here are the results, sorted from lowest score (coldest feelings) to the highest (warmest feelings), along with their respective mean scores:
While American Jews (not Israelis, but American Jews) are seen favorably by 7.8% of Palestinians, look who’s seen favorably by 74.5%: Dalal Mughrabi – one of the terrorists responsible for the Coastal Road Massacre in 1978 – a PLO terrorist attack which killed 38 Israeli civilians.
The poll is a chilling and poignant reminder of the breathtaking gullibility of those who defend Arab and Muslim hostility towards Israel as representing merely anti-Zionism and not anti-Semitism.