EU poll names Israel as biggest threat to peace
Israel has been described as the top threat to world peace, ahead of North Korea, Afghanistan and Iran, by an unpublished European Commission poll of 7,500 Europeans, sparking an international row.
The results appear to be a mark of the widespread disapproval in Europe of the tactics employed by the government of Ariel Sharon during the present intifada.
Israel, of course, was outraged by the poll, intimating this is just another form of anti-Semitism. Which of course is nonsense. Being opposed to the extreme Zionism policies of the current government of Israel doesn’t make one anti-Semitic, just as being opposed to the policies of Bush doesn’t mean one hates Americans.