posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 10:24 AM
This is what I found at “El Mundo” newspaper, one of the main news sources in Spain (of course… in Spanish). Before bombing me with “you
anti-semitic” whatever, please read. I am NOT anti-semitic.
The Spanish government asked for this survey (sponsored by the Jewish Spanish Communities Federation) because they were worried of two previous
international surveys in 2007 and 2008, which indicated a rise of unfavorable sentiment against Jews. This year this anti-Jewish sentiment in Spain is
at 34.6% (down from 44% in 2008), but still 11% feel that “Israel should disappear”.
In September 2008, Pew Research Center made a survey public in which 46% of Spaniards, 36% Polish, and 34% Russians feel critics of Jews, compared to
25% of Germans and 20% French.
The main reason of this negative sentiment in Spain is its policy with Palestine and not Jewish religion, and one third feels Israel is a “creator
of problems in the world”.
I feel this sentiment is very common is South America also, but as in Spain, it is because of an incorrect association of Jews with Israel and its
I really hope that this new peace process in the ME gets results, so this negative feeling against Jews can be forgotten (even if it is because of a
We also need a bit of education, so we don’t associate Jews with Israel. There are Jewish people all around the world and many don’t like
Israel’s policies either.