There is a certain set of claims that anti-Semites (of which I will henceforth refer to as Jew-haters) from all over the world and from many different backgrounds who will use without fail in an harmonious effort as they try to persuade pubic opinion and effect world politics. While in debate with them, I can sense the uniformity within their claims insomuch that many times I can tell what their subject of attack will be just before they bring it out.
When the world Jewry mostly centered in Christian Europe, it was commonplace (as still is) to attack the Jews via their religion Judaism, as being religiously inferior. Under the change of Europe's "Age of Enlightenment" Adolph Hitler didn't attack the Jewish religion as a Christian, but made war against the Jewish race and Jewish blood. After the Holocaust the world changed again.
Since the Holocaust horrors conducted by the Nazi Jew-haters are so acknowledged throughout the world, vivid Jew-hatred such as what the Nazis promoted, had to disguise itself in order to be more productive and accepted. It is what some in the academic world calls "The New Anti-Semitism". Since it's the same exact Jew hatred since time immemorial, just continuing under a different expression, I call it plain, old fashion, "Jew-hatred".
In this post-Holocaust world (especially in the West) it's not kosher to openly hate Jews as Jews, although some still do. The shift has turned towards attacking the Jew through world politics, namely, the Jewish State of Israel - a more or less product of Hitler's ovens. The post-Holocaust term among the world Jew-haters for "Jews"(or "Juden" as they once said in Nazi Germany) has become and is now "Zionists".1
It is actually hard to find a Jew-hater anywhere that will use the word "Jew" unless they are using the it as a shield for their Jew-hatred as in, "I'm not against Jews / Judaism, I'm against the Zionists / Zionism".
Spiritual Fact: There is a spiritual absolute rule that makes it imposable for an openly expressed Jew-hater (anti-Semite) who is not an open anti-Zionist as well. We don't have two groups of Jew-haters , one group Jew-hating who are against the Zionists while the other group of Jew-haters are supportive of the Zionists. All Jew-haters will automatically be against Zionism by their very nature of Jew-hatred. This fact alone reveals the true nature behind "anti-Zionism" altogether by both the open Jew-haters and the Jew-hater deniers. When someone makes the claim that they are not against the Jews or Judaism, but are only against Zionism, they are indeed lying based upon the spiritual foundation that such a separation between either Judaism and Zionism or between Jew-hatred and anti-Zionism is an impossibility.
These incognito Jew-haters and so-called moderate Muslims have something in common. Like the so-called "moderate Muslims" who refuse to denounce the so-called "hijackers of religion of peace" anti-Zionists activists will never be active in denouncing those who murder "Jews" in far places outside of Israel. For an example, I never heard a single anti-Zionist activist denounce the Muslims who murdered the Jews at the Jewish Center in Mumbai in November, 2008. The next time you hear of a successful terrorist attack against Jews somewhere in the world outside of Israel (God forbid) see if you can hear an anti-Zionist anywhere in the world denouncing such horrific Jewish-targeted murder and calling such acts, for what it is - murder.
The inseparable connection between the Hebrew Bible (Ha-TaNaCH) and Zionism of which the religion of Judaism has since its beginning has been based are listed (but not limited to) as follows:
- The one and only true Hebrew God of Israel "YHVH" (HaShem) is Zionistic in His very nature to the point of inspiring His Hebrew prophets to prophecy in Zionistic themes whereby true Zionism wouldn't exist without Him.
- Ancient Zionism is as old as the first Jewish expulsion by Babylon in 586 BCE - nearly 2,600 years ago! This makes Zionism several centuries older than the religion of Christianity and 1.2 millenniums older than the religion of Islam.
- Zionism is a part of the everlasting covenant YHVH has with Israel as we can see by reading all the context of Psalms 105:5-11. And Psalms 137: 1-6 is ancient written literature containing Zionistic cries that far predate all forms of Christianity, Islam, widespread secularism, and the age of so-called Enlightenment.
- Zionism can be found in all the major sections of the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) that includes past, present, and future Zionistic themes: The Torah - Deuteronomy 30:3 / 34:1-4 (Past) The Prophets - Ezekiel 37:21-22 (Future) and The Writings - Psalms 137:1-6 (Present)
- The Hebrew Bible is very specific about its spiritual and physical applications of Zionism. Therefore, Zionism is very much apart of the religion of true Judaism. Judaism without Zionism would be like Judaism without the belief in a messiah of which both messiah and the physical land of Israel are biblically intertwined.
- National Zionism (Theodore Herzel's modern version) only addresses the secular nationalism aspect of the Jewish people. Biblical and ancient Zionism addresses both the national and spiritual-redemption aspect of the Jewish people and nation.
The degree of resistance of the Jew-hater depends upon the sensitivity level of biblical prophesy. For an example, Jews living outside the biblical land borders generate a certain amount of hostility among the Jew-haters,2 but not on the higher level of Jew-hatred as does Jews living within the biblical land borders including Gaza, the West Bank (Judea / Samaria), and so-called "East" Jerusalem. The hostility becomes even greater concerning the concept of Jews controlling the Temple Mount insomuch that any attempt of Israeli Jews to build a third religious temple on their ancient and biblical temple mount where two prior Jewish temples once stood, would without a doubt ignite World War III.
Therefore, to respond to the anti-biblical base of the Jew-haters' claims one must response from a biblical base in order to address their claims to the utmost of response answers. My personal responses to the Jew-haters set of claims maybe both biblical-based and of national justice.
For example, along with the nation of Israel having a biblical right and destiny in the biblical land of Israel through past, present, and future biblical oracles - of which far outweighs any and all human endeavors that would suggest otherwise - there is also the national non-religious fact that will remain until the end of time. And that is, Israel is the birthplace of the Jewish people, and the term Jew, Judea (now called the West Bank) and the Kingdom of Judah are all derivatives from each other. Therefore, "Israel's right to Israel" can be justified in both biblical and national terms.
Jew-Hater Myth-Claim: "The Jews stole land from the Palestinians".
My Response: Since Israel is the birthplace of the Jewish people and never willfully gave it their birthplace up, Jewish blood could no more steal ancient Israeli land than could the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole Indian tribes could "steal" Oklahoma land.
Fact: The term "Palestine" is Greek in origin and Roman implemented under Jewish persecution by the Roman Jew-murderer Emperor Hadrian in 135 CE. In fact, There is no "P" sound in Arabic. This is the precise reason the so-called Palestinians use the pronunciation "Nablus" for "Flavia NeaPolis" (the renaming of Biblical "Shechem" by the Roman Emperor Vespasian in 72 CE). Therefore, if the so-called Palestinians would be given a state, they would be the only people in the world who could not pronounce the very name of their own state in their native language! Amazing!
Fact II: There has never been a historical king, flag, national recognized people, currency, symbol, derived names, or culture, known as Palestinian in all of world history before the twentieth century CE.
Fact III: Every inch of modern Israel that is Jewish owned, has either been purchased or has been forfeited via an aggressive war of annihilation towards Jewish communities!
Bottom line Religious fact: The Arabic language that the so-called "Palestinians" speak derives from the land of Arabia where the spiritual center Islam (Mecca) is present, while Hebrew the language of the Jews, derives from the Land of Judea and all of the Land of Israel where the spiritual center of Judaism (Jerusalem) is present!
In other words:
Arabia (Saudi Arabia)= Arabic = Islam = Mecca = Palestinians.
Judea (Kingdom of Judah) = Hebrew = Judaism = Jerusalem = Jews.
Fact to Consider: If Jews "stole" so-called Palestinian land, someone had to "steal" it from the Jews to began with! Did they not?
Biblical Fact: The word "steal" is not in the following biblical verse from the Hebrew prophet Ezekiel that emphatically states the direct words of the God of Israel: "Thus saith YHVH GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into THEIR OWN LAND: (emphasis mine) And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel..." - Ezekiel 37:21-22
Jew-Hater Myth-Claim: The Palestinians are the descendants of the Canaanites and Philistines and therefore they were there in Canaan before the Israelites. Therefore the land belongs to the Palestinians.
My Response: Its amazing how fast both the Muslim and anti-Zionist Christians jump on the bandwagon in defense of the anti-covenant and cursed people of the Hebrew Bible known as the Canaanites and Philistines, who worshiped the false gods of Baal, Astarte, and Dagon. Its like they choose to side with Israel's biblical heathen enemy in order to justify their taking the side of Israel's modern enemy! Amazing isn't it?
There is a reason why the first century New Testament along with historians like Josephus and Philo from that era never referred to nor mentioned the Canaanites or the Philistines. It was simply because the Canaanites / Philistines had already disappeared as a distinct group centuries before Josephus and Philo was born! This disappearance was in line with the Hebrew prophets:
"Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of YHVH is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant." - Zephaniah 2:5
"And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, (of Gaza) and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines" - Zacharia 9:6
What unites a people as a nation is language, culture, and a common history. Not one single unit of these three elements connect the modern so-called Palestinians with the disappeared ancient Philistines / Canaanites. From their Arabic-derived names, Arabic spoken language, worship of the Arabian-god Allah, and Islamic Middle Eastern customs, there is absolutely nothing within the so-called Palestinian society that would even as much as hint that they are even remotely linked to the ancient Aegean-originated Philistines or Canaanites. It is obvious that the only reason for the Canaanite / Philistine claim, was because the Jewish claim to the land is so overwhelmingly strong! For just the opposite is true concerning ancient and modern Israel.
As historian Barbara Tuchman has expressed: "Israel is the only nation in the world that is governing itself in the same territory, under the same name, and with the same religion and same language as it did 3,000 years ago."
The Tefillin or (phylacteries in Greek) along with tallit (prayer shawl) found in excavations at Qumran (an archaeological site in the so-called West Bank from 134-104 BCE) are of the same style and shape Jews use today in religious services, not to mention the Qumran scrolls written in the same language and applied to religious life of modern Israeli Jews!
Fact: The is a reason why the ancient Roman coins that commemorate Roman victory and supremacy over the region (66–70 C.E.) never boast, "Palestine Capta" but rather "Judea Capta" meaning "Judea is captured". The Romans knew more than what the Jew-haters of today are willing to admit in modern times; that the region was a Judean-Jewish national homeland!
Jew-Hater Myth Claim: "Muslim Arabs are Semites too, therefore, an Arab can't be anti-Semitic."
My Response: This asinine statement is the same as saying, "South Americans are Americans too. Therefore, Hugo Chavez from the South American country of Venezuela cannot be anti-American." Why I've heard so many Jew-haters use this line is beyond me. It is like they're are scratching for ways to cast off the reality of antisemitism (Jew-hatred) they know is so prevalent within the Muslim-Arab religious culture.
Fact: German and pre-Nazi Jew-hater, Wilham Marr coined the term "antisemitism" in 1879 of which he used to single out the Jews of Germany of which he admittedly despised> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Marr
Therefore, the origin of the term "antisemitism" reflects pre-Nazi German Jewish-hatred for the "only" Semitic people living within Germany at the time which was "Das Juden"!
Bottom Line Fact: The coiner of the term "antisemitism" reflects Wilham Marr's own inner Jew-hatred as the only true definition to the term. This fact only deepens the true nature and meaning behind the term.
Jew-Hater Myth Claim: The Jews / Zionists control the world media.
My Response: Most all Jew-haters who use this Hitler-old cliche' also are the ones who are quick to point to anti-Zionists Jewish groups such as the Neturei Karta in an effort to build support for their anti-Jewish / Zionists agenda. Therefore, my sarcastic response to them is, "Oh, you are so right about the Jewish-media claim, but its the Neturei Karta "Jews" who give full support to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that is controlling the world media! This is also why we never hear the world medias encouraging Jews to make Aliyah to Israel like a good Zionist-controlled media would naturally do! Why those Jewish-Neturei Karta media-controlling blood-suckers!"
After I purposely demonstrate a couple minutes of laughter, I then ask the Jew-hater if Helen Thomas and CNN's Rick Sanchez were apart of Zionist controlled media for all the many years they influences the media? >http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46780.html
Fact: If the Jewish-Zionists would have controlled the German media instead of the Gentile-Nazis from 1933 to 1945, forty-four million Gentiles and six million Jews added to that total would not have had to go to their deaths prematurely.
Jew-Haters Myth Claim: The Jews / Zionists will start World War III.
My Response: Hitler's early claim was that the Jews (Zionists) will start World War II. Do I sense a connection here from today's modern Jew-haters? Of course I do.
I believe a little sarcasm is in store here: Whatever we do, let's never criticize the the worse human rights abusers with nuclear weapons like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong-il, right? Let's just have ourselves a European Gentile vote in the land of the Holocaust that proclaims that the Zionist State of Jewish Israel is the most dangerous country in the world.3 And let's claim that Israel has a willingness to start WWIII by having the audacity to defend itself, after 10,000 plus Kassum rockets are fired into its population centers (including Jewish elementary schools) by those who are definitely not wanting to start WWIII - namely Hamas, Hezebollah, and Islamic Jihad? I believe I "got it"!
Fact Question: As the Sunnis and Shiites we're killing each other down through the centuries, and while the Catholic and Protestants were doing the same, not to mention the spread of Islam by the sword into Christian Europe and the Christian Crusaders that followed, who were the Jews / Zionists fighting and killing in the same manner? Yet, its these children of Jewish Zionist Israel who will supposedly start WWIII instead of the children of Global Jihad and the children of who started the Holocaust, Pogroms, Inquisitions, Crusades? I believe I "got it" again!
Jew-Hater Myth Claim: The Jews / Zionists are Nazis.
My Response: They simply accuse according to their guilt while seeking to be portrayed as their innocent victims.
Fact: The Jewish people as a whole are the most qualified people to say who is "Nazi-like" - not the Holocaust-causing Gentiles!
Fact II: Any "Nazi-alike" people of today will naturally be Jew-Haters just like the Nazis hated Jews. Gee, I wonder what people that might include?
Fact III: The obvious reality of the Jew-hatred ideology-linkage between today's Nazi-alike people and Hitler's Nazi regime of the past is the very precise reason why the Nazi-alike people of today refer to their objects of hatred as "Zionists" in order to try to hide that obvious ideology-linkage reality!
- The August, 2005 Gaza Expulsion wasn't targeted to make Gaza "Zionists Free" but rather to make Gaza a Nazi-like "Judenrein" land!
- Jordain law doesn't in word form forbid "Zionists" from becoming Jordain citizens, but specifies "Jews" cannot become Jordain citizens.
- Saudi Arabia doesn't limit travel restrictions to "Zionists" but to all "Jews".
- Swastikas spray painted on grave-sites from all over the world are not targeting those with "Zionists ideology" per se, but rather targets Jewish graves based upon their race and religion!
- Synagogue-bombing and thwarted synagogue-bombings all over the world such as the El Ghriba Synagogue in the Tunisian Island of Djerba, the Bet Israel and Neve Shalom synagogues in Istanbul, Turkey, the Shaar Hashamayim synagogue in Cairo, Egypt, the Central Synagogue in London, England, and (most recent) the Emanuel synagogue (one of four) in the Chicago area, were not built on "Zion Hill" in Israel and the Jews attending these synagogues have not moved to "Zion Hill". The most obvious reason for their being targeted is not because they are Zionist like any Gentile (like myself can be) but simply because they are Jewish representing Judaism!
- The following Islamic hadith that is considered to be both holy and authoritative (known as "sahih sittah" meaning "reliable collections") does NOT contain the word "Zionist" throughout the entire context: “The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim or servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him” - Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj al-Qushari ( 821 - 873 AD) Book 41 No. 6985
- From the Palestinian "Mufti of Jerusalem" Haj Amin Al Husseini embracing the Nazi ideology of Jew-murder to Mein Kamph being a Palestinian "best seller" as late as 2003, "Zionism" is the spiritual object that is hated while "the Jew" is the physical object of what is hated. See photos above.
- Zionists / Jews are not named after Hitler - not even the anti-Zionists Jews! It is the "anti-Zionists" Jew-haters who wish to carry the Hitler memory in their very personal names who are the without a doubt, the "Nazi-likes": > http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=655
My Response: The so-called Palestinians officially deny the existence of both historic Jewish temples regardless of the statements found in the Hebrew Bible and Christian text, and regardless what archeology reveals. They deny the Holocaust of which their elected leader Mahmoud Abbas' doctoral thesis including Holocaust minimizing! They have by choice, elected by an overwhelming landslide victory in 2006, the political party of Hamas, whose charter subscribes to "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" and the Hitler Mein Kamph myth of a Free Mason - Jewish conspiracy connection.
The Israeli Defense Force sends out official radio announcements, telephones calls, and drops millions of pamphlets warning by-standards of military strikes on known terrorist hideouts, while Hamas sends out unannounced Qassam rockets willfully targeting Jewish population centers including elementary schools. Yet with such a lie-on-the-Jew-of-what-we're-guilty-of mentality, we're supposed to believe these devils when they claim "massacre" when a by standard gets killed as a human-shield that they themselves were using as a human-shield? > http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/643/hamas-war-crimes
Jew-Hater Myth Claim: Many of the Nazis were in fact part Jewish (mischlinge in German) who wore Nazi uniforms. The Palestinians never wore Nazi uniforms, so who are the real Nazis?
My Response: With sarcasm I like to respond, "Oh, those were the anti-Zionists Jews of Germany!" Here is what I wrote to a Jew-Hater from Baton Rouge, Louisiana who challenged me with this claim:
Point 1 It's amazing how you focus in on the "Jewish portion" of a "Mischlinge" and not the Gentile part isn't it? This shows your willingness to attack whatever is "Jewish" in your Jew-hating agenda doesn't it? Shouldn't the "Gentile part" of them be "blamed" in your eyes just as much, or does that portion of their race get off the hook?
Point 2 Jews have historically fought (and fought well) whatever "host" country they happened to be in. Germany was no different. However, it wasn't the Mischlinge that “started” or “maintained” the Nazi party until Hitler’s death was it?
Point 3 It was the Schutzstaaffel (SS) that control the Death and Concentration Camps such as Auschwitz and others. It was "never" the regular German military such as the Wehrmarch and the Luftwaffe of witch some Mischlings served. The same principle applies concerning the Gestapo and the Einsatzgruppen, for it was highly forbidden to have any Jewish blood in these "master race" high-Nazi government agencies.
So how many Mischlinges were in the Gestapo, Einsatzgruppen, and Schutzstaaffel all put together? The answer is "ZERO".
Point 4. Did "Palestinian religious leader" Haj Amin Al-Hussieni meet with the head of the Wehrmarch and the Luftwaffe in November, 1941 or the Head of the Gestapo, Einsatzgruppen, Schutzstaaffel which was Hitler himself?
Point 5 How many Wehrmarch "Mischlinges" soldiers were indicted for war crimes?
The answer is ZERO.
Now, how many full-blood German Nazi personal friends of Palestinian leader Haj. Amin Al-Husseini were indicted for war crimes? Answer is, several.
Point 6. Why did Nazi Agent "Adam Vollhardt" arrived in Palestine in July 1938? Was it to meet with Mischlinges or Zionist? or to meet with your beloved Jew-hating Palestinians? > http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3248081,00.html
Point 7. We know the "Jewish Brigade" (who were full-blooded Jews / Zionists by the way) severed the Allies in the British Forces but what side were the so-called Palestinian Arabs on? Perhaps the answer to this question lies in the fact that the Arabic Version of Mein Kampf is "still" on the Palestinian "best sellers" list?
Point 8 The fact that Erwin Rommel's advance through the Middle East (with support of the Muslim Brotherhood) was stopped in El Alamein by the Allies prevented the Arab Palestinians from wearing their desired Nazi uniforms. Otherwise we would have indeed have today, historical pictures of Palestinians wearing Nazi uniforms just as they had already used the Swastika. Not to mention a further advancement of the of the Holocaust on into Palestine as the Palestinian Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin Al-Husseini had requested of Hitler just weeks before the Final Solution conference at Wannsee.
However, what we do have is the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Hanjar uniforms worn by thousands of Muslims of whom "Palestinian religious leader" and Hitler admirer, Haj Amin Al-Hussieni recruited and oversaw, don't we?
Fact: Bosnian ethnic cleansing under Haj Amin al Husseini:
- Orthodox Christian Serbs: 200,000 murdered.
- Jewish Bosnians: 22,000 murdered.
- Gypsies: over 40,000 murdered.
- There is a famous picture of Husayni inspecting his Muslims Nazi SS troops in 1943. >http://www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com/gallery/
My Response: This is just another twist of many clams in an attempt to paint the Jews as Nazis. Even Palestinian / Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas' 1982 doctoral thesis where he "minimized" Jewish murder-deaths during the Holocaust, was titled “The Secret Connection between the Nazis and the Leaders of the Zionist Movement”.
Rule of Thumb Fact: Only a Nazi will try to paint Jews (a.k.a. Zionists) as Nazis! The goal is to make a role switch of history between the Final Solution villains and their Holocaust victims.
Historical Fact: According to Mein Kamph, Hitler not only agreed with the "Protocols of the Learn Elders of Zion" but saw an establishment of a Jewish state as a "central organization for their (Jews) international swindling and cheating". So where on the highest level of Nazism (being Hitler himself) is this supposedly ideology connection between the Zionists and Nazism?
Bottom Line Fact: Any and all cooperation between the Zionist organizations and the Nazis between 1933 and 1938 were founded upon convenience of both sides. The Nazis wanted Germany to be Jew / Zionist free (Judenrein) and the Zionists wanted a Jew-filled Jewish state. Therefore, as Robert S. Wistrich put it in his book entitled "A Lethal Obsession" Palestine was used by the Nazis as a "convenient dumping ground for unwanted German Jews". This fact is something the Jew-haters will never mention as a possible answer to such an accusation, because their agenda is to damn the Jews anyway they can.
Another Bottom Line Fact: From its very beginning the Jewish State of Israel has opposed National Socialism. So much for the Zionism cooperation / collaboration (Jew-hating based) theories! However, National Socialism in the Middle East is notorious for Jew / Zionist hatred and Jew (Nazi-like) murder. As the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) still waves an uncanny resemblance of the Swastika on their flag (see picture above) like the Nazis of old, this National Socialists Middle Eastern Islamic culture has much Jewish blood (Jewish Zionist blood) on their evil socialist hands! Wow, who would have guessed, right?
I will be adding a response to the DNA issue very soon - February, 2011
1. I have to give Martin Luther King Jr. a hand of applause in seeing the post-Holocaust terminology change among the world Jew-haters long before most recognized it. I guess the reason for Dr. King's insight was because he was very enlightened on racial issues.
"When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You are talking anti-Semitism." - Martin Luther King Jr. Harvard University, 1968
The first public use of switching the usage of "Jews" for "Zionists" came only seven years after the Holocaust when the Soviet backed newspapers in Prague referred to the eleven Jews connected with the 1952 international "Slánský Trial" as "Zionists" due to the Jewish fate in the Holocaust being so recent at the time.
2. The Holocaust was the climax of literally a thousand plus years of Christian Europe's Jew-hatred, especially in the generations just before Hitler. Even before Hitler's rise to power there was the German saying "Deutschland erwache Juda verrecke" meaning, "Germany awakes, Judea kicks the bucket". However, in the short 63 years Israel has been a world recognized state, there is quite a bit more "world hatred" for Israeli Jews that there was just before the Holocaust. Holocaust denying world leaders such as the Iranian President Ahmadinejad has risen on the scene with world powers showing an unwillingness to hinder his Jew / Judaism annihilating nuclear agenda.
3. In October 2003, just two years after the Durban conference, a European Union survey was conducted at the request of the European Union Commission. Hundreds of people were surveyed from each of the EU's member nations which included 15 countries. The survey revealed that 59% of all Europeans believed that Israel is the greatest threat to world peace and is in-fact the most dangerous country on the earth. A year before that survey in 2002 a British survey was done by the Daily Telegraph revealed that the British public views Israel as one of the five “least friendly”, “least beautiful”, and “least deserving of international respect”