Politics

Why the Hate?

Even on a poorly trafficked little read blog like this one, one feels somewhat reluctant to post about our country’s relationship with Israel. It’s only bound to end in trouble, one way or the other.

But I have to remark, given our indisputably pro-Israel stance as a nation, that this polling data seems odd. To wit, the nearly identical shape of public opinion in both Israel and Iran towards the United States:

POSITIVE OPINION OF US
Iran: 20%
Israel: 195

NEGATIVE OPINION OF US
Iran: 54%
Israel: 52%

If you stumble upon this blog entry, and know of good, in-depth, ideology-free commentary on this, leave a comment with pointers to the relevant literature please.

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