German poll: "Israel" is an aggressive state

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    BERLIN,(PIC)-- A poll in weekly Stern magazine, conducted by Forsa pollsters, finds that majority of Germans think that Israel is an aggressive state.

    The survey came in contrast with the German government's supportive position to Israel. The poll was conducted shortly before President Joachim Gauck's visit to Israel and occupied West Bank May 28-31.

    The Forsa poll found 59 percent of Germans considered Israel as an “aggressive state", up 10 percent compared to 2009. Some 60 percent disagreed with the statement that Germany owed a special obligation to Israel after the Holocaust, while 65 percent said that Germany ought to recognize a Palestinian state.

    The survey found 70 percent of Germans agree with the statement that Israel pursues its interests without consideration for other nations, up 11 percent compared to 2009.

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    Gee I wonder what they think of Muslims and Palestinians in particular? Germany has been traditionally very pro Israel for a long time now, something you omitted in your BS post about a BS poll, from a Palestinian false site.

    Palestinians rally in Berlin: 'Germany is pro-Israel'

    Dozens of protestors gather outside German Foreign Ministry, urge Merkel to endorse Palestinian statehood bid
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    Published:* 09.20.11, 22:09

    Dozens of Palestinian protestors gathered Tuesday outside Germany's Foreign Ministry in Berlin in order to slam what they characterized as a pro-Israel stance adopted by the local government.
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    The demonstrators demanded that Berlin endorse the upcoming Palestinian statehood bid. At this time, Germany is one of only three countries that appear set to oppose the Palestinian move at the Security Council.
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    The protest, organized by the Palestinian Authority's mission in the German capital, included chants in favor of the two-state solution, an end to Israeli occupation and recognition of Palestinian sovereignty.

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    Governments tend to be more pro-Israel than the people.
     
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    Thats because the people in general tend to be much more pro Israel, than Pro Palestine or pro Muslim. Just the facts m'am. There is a huge wave of anti Muslim sentiment sweeping all over Europe now. Govt's are passing one anti Islam legislation after another. They are fed up with Muslims. Why didn't you post polls about those? Truth hurts.
     
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    Not really. I am not Muslim and this is not a religious conflict. So in reality it is irrelevant.
     
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    Germany doesn't like Israel? shocker.
     
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    Not a religious conflict? my god you must be joking.:eusa_eh:
     
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    Ha ha. Tinmore thinks this is not a religious conflict. That is so fucking stupid, I don't even know where to start to educate this ignorant nincompoop.
     
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    He's not joking. He's either a shameless liar, or one of the most stupid ignorant people you have met. Or both.
     
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    Europe's Identity Crisis Fuels Rising Anti-Muslim Sentiment

    LONDON (Oct. 16) -- Since the end of World War II Germany has prided itself on being a beacon of tolerance, removed from the petty hatreds that once tore Europe apart. But according to a national survey released this week, a new form of ugly xenophobia -- this time focused on Muslims, who make up around 5.5 percent of the population -- is gaining mass acceptance. More than 55 percent of those polled by researchers from the University of Leipzig declared that Arabs weren't pleasant people -- up from 44 percent in 2003 -- and 58 percent said the practice of Islam should be "considerably restricted."

    Islamophobia isn't only on the rise in Germany. A powerful and populist strain of anti-Muslim sentiment is now taking hold across Europe -- boosting support for far-right groups, and putting mainstream politicians on the defensive.

    The Sweden Democrats party -- which started out as a neo-Nazi movement -- last month entered parliament for the first time, winning 5.7 percent of the vote on the back of campaign ads that featured burqa-clad Muslim women knocking aside white Swedish pensioners and grabbing their state benefits. In the Netherlands, the anti-Islam Freedom Party of Geert Wilders -- who believes the "fascist" Koran should be banned, along with immigration from Muslim countries -- gained a record 24 seats in the June elections. And in Britain, thousands of hooligans from the English Defence League -- which claims to be against extremist Islam, and boasts that its membership includes Jews and Sikhs -- regularly stages marches in largely Muslim urban areas, shouting anti-Islamic slogans and intimidating local residents.

    This stricter focus on Islam has helped these groups win over voters who don't consider themselves racist, but -- in the wake of 9/11 and the bomb attacks in London and Madrid -- are concerned about the perceived threat of radical Islam. "It's no longer politically acceptable to be openly racist," Jonathan Githens-Mazer, co-director of the European Muslim Research Centre at England's Exeter University, told AOL News. "But in secular Europe, it is politically acceptable to be anti-Muslim. For many far-right movements, this is a very convenient schtick that ensures they're no longer accused of being fascists, and allows them to turn their intolerant views into a more electorally palatable form."
     

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