Friday, December 28, 2007

Saudis Hate Jews and Christians

The always interesting Tom Gross reports on a rare poll of Saudi citizens.

The opinion of the Saudi public will not surprise anyone who has read Dore Gold's Hatred's Kingdom but it is helpful to have such a quantitative record of Saudi attitudes.Here are some highlights:

In answer to the question, "I would favor a peace treaty recognizing the State of Israel, if an independent Palestinian State is established?"

29.6% said yes

While 51.3% said they opposed any peace treaty recognizing the State of Israel.

Jews are viewed as very unfavorably by 81.7%

While Christians are viewed very unfavorably by 40.3% and somewhat unfavorably by 14.0%.

What is most disconcerting about the results of this poll is that Condi Rice thinks the Saudis are partners for peace with Israel. These are the same dictators who would not shake hands with Israelis at the Annapolis Conference.

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