Arabs and Americans are singing different tunes:
It’s all about popular!
It’s not about aptitude
It’s the way you’re viewed
So it’s very shrewd to be
Very very popular
The results of the recent Gaza conflict prove that armed struggle, as adopted by Hamas, is the best means of achieving Palestinian independence
Strongly agree 55.6%
Strongly disagree 1.2%
Don’t know 2.1%
In the wake of the UN initiative and the Gaza conflict, would you say
that your view of the following parties/leaders has improved or diminished?
Somewhat improved 28.5%
Somewhat diminished 1.3%
Don’t know 3.1%
The confrontation and the resulting truce represent a victory for Palestinians
Strongly agree 57.5%
Strongly disagree 1.3%
Don’t know 0.5%
Nearly nine out of every ten Arabs in this poll approve of Ham’ass’ tactics, and think they “won” the recent Pillar of Defense battle.
How about Americans?
Only 10 percent of Americans sympathize with the Palestinian Authority, according to a new Pew Center poll, which shows that the United States public is also going isolationist.
In answer to the question, “In the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, which side do you sympathize with more, Israel or the Palestinians?” 50 percent identified with Israeli and only 10 percent with the Arabs.
Probing a little further:
The overwhelming support for Israel in the poll was more prominent among Republicans and evangelical Christians,
“Conservative Republicans maintain strong support for Israel with fully 75% saying they sympathize with Israel compared with just 2% who sympathize with the Palestinians,” Pew reported.
“By contrast, liberal Democrats are much more divided: 33% sympathize more with Israel, 22% with the Palestinians. Independents sympathize more with Israel by a 47% to 13% margin.
“Among religious groups, white evangelical Protestants remain strongly supportive of Israel. Two-thirds (67%) say they sympathize more with Israel; only 5% say they sympathize more with the Palestinians.
“Opinion among other religious groups is more mixed. Catholics, for example, offer more sympathy for Israel than the Palestinians by a 44% to 11% margin.”
If the Arabs who support Ham’ass are looking for love here in the US, they would do well to concentrate on liberal Democrats. But then, they already do. To give credit to the moonbats, however, even they break more for Israel than for the supporters of Ham’ass. Barely.