Only 14% of Americans Sympathize with Palestinians. 73% of Republicans – and 44% of Democrats – Sympathize With Israel

Israel Is Winning the Propaganda War

Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza?

So far, Americans don’t know or don’t care …

A new poll by Pew shows that only 14% of Americans sympathize with Palestinians, while 51% – including 73% of all Republicans and 44% of Democrats – sympathize with Israel:

Mideast sympathies topline party breakNumerous other polls show similar results.

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  • colinjames71

    Could this be one of those manipulated results you just had an article about? I know it’s Pew, but… those numbers don’t seem right to me. If they are, that’s really pathetic, I’m gonna look into this survey and get back here.

  • colinjames71

    Bummer. Having checked the breakdown, old, conservative republicans are both the most pro-Israel and have the least “neither” answer- so, I would interpret that as being the most opinionated. While there were huge differences in numbers between the groups (older= more pro-Israel) even young liberals were 2 to 1 pro-Israel (44/22%). What I find interesting is that the “don’t know” answer was exteremely consistent for every group except for conservative republicans and evangelicals, between 18-20%, across the board with a few just a tiny bit higher or lower. So basically 20% of the population with just no idea at all. That’s really sad.

    • Albury Smith

      It could be because Israel uses missiles to protect its citizens and Hamas uses its citizens to protect its missiles.
      Just a thought…

      • BoyBetterKnow

        Windbag troll! Go to helll where you belong. You are brainwashed, therefore you are not real. Long live liberty and free people with the right to live. The Zionist will always want to take over and not coexist with people. Therefore they always have to look over their shoulder because they’ve done people wrong. They want to take advantage of anyone who is not themselves, for personal gain. That is why they have a reputation that has lasted hundreds of years throughout different countries of the world.

        • Albury Smith

          Leave da Joos alone and they’ll leave you alone, fool.

  • Carl_Herman

    Unless part of the propaganda war is to falsify polling numbers, of course!

  • Can someone please ask the next question.

    Why?

    Justifications will no doubt emanate from all orifices for those without a clue never admit or know they are clueless.

    Cus Jayzus luvs me I suppose.

  • Dee

    Any chance that 4000 dead Americans and 100,000 wounded fighting the crazy jihadists might figure in as a factor in some opinions? or maybe the crazy jihadists and possible terrorist attcks being cited for all the surveillance, TSA, NSA, and other loss of freedoms, including having to take your shoes off might have skewed the results just a tad.
    Typically folks that are shooting at and killing Americans and planting roadside bombs and their friends and supporters tend not to poll as well as some of our allies in some domestic demographics, although the opposite is true in a few domestic demographics, sad to say.
    just guessing here..

    • Stan Smithey

      What a stupid survey question. Jews are loved by everybody.

      • Albury Smith
        • Dave Eboch

          You know this guy in the video is Jewish right? All these Al Amerkis are really named things like Adam Pearleman or Aaron Goldberg.

          • Albury Smith

            Do I really have to post more videos showing the hatred that many Muslims have for Jews?

          • not authorized

            No. Both sides are racist fools. It should have never been this way.

            Nobody is right, if everyone is wrong.

          • Albury Smith

            Da Joos are not doing this:
            http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-Features/Wiesenthal-ranks-top-10-anti-Semites-Israel-haters
            Hamas started this by kidnapping, torturing, and then murdering 3 Israeli teenagers, just for being Jewish. Every single one of these wars has been started by Muslims, and it’s less about the tiny area of Israel than it is about the ~75% Jewish population there. Jews lived there for 2 millenia before Islam even existed.

    • Albury Smith

      The 9/11 suicide attacks, Richard Reid, and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had a lot to do with your unfortunate “loss of freedoms.”

      • Dee

        No Albury.. that is not how it works.. sorry. The loss of freedoms is exclusively caused by too many Americans deciding that their Rights just aren’t worth dying for any more.
        Personally, given how abysmally small the chances of a terrorist harming you in any way is.. I think it perfectly reasonable to risk my life to exercise all my freedoms. But then I am a Sheepdog.. so it is different for me.

        • Albury Smith

          245 innocent passengers and crew lost their freedoms on 9/11/01. How it works now is that weapons are more difficult to smuggle aboard airliners. Unfortunately, the evil US can’t pack airliners full of 9/11 truther nuts and a few suicide terrorists because innocent, normal people on the ground would most likely be killed too.

        • not authorized

          He’s a shill Dee. Disregard him.

  • oooorgle

    Most “Americans” are so pitiful! Ask them, “what is ISIS?” They will respond that it is how they pay for their McDonalds lunch… They are as ignorant as any living thing could possibly be.

    • Albury Smith

      The 9/11 “truth movement” needs to be reminded of what ISIS (or ISIL) is.

  • Undecider

    Congratulations media and AIPAC for keeping so many fooled.

  • Robert Barsocchini

    Shows the importance of continuing to counter propaganda with truth and facts, as done at Washington’s Blog and elsewhere. It’s a grind, but it’s the only way.

  • Albury Smith

    There’s something seriously wrong with the arithmetic in the subject line, but the basic difference between Hamas and Israel is that Israel uses missiles to protect its citizens and Hamas uses its citizens to protect its missiles. There’s also the minor detail that Israel doesn’t want to wipe “Palestine” off the map or it would have long ago. The current conflict was started when three Israeli teens were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by “Palestinians.”

    • Lombeer

      Still at it eh Albury?
      The difference between Israel and Palestinians is the people firing the rockets at Israel are a radical minority committing acts of terror.
      Whilst Israel (a country) commits acts of state sponsored, dictionary definition terror on a daily basis.
      And yes the Israelis have been trying to wipe “Palestine” off the map ever since you were born.
      Give up trolling Albury, you are no good at it.

      • Albury Smith

        So why don’t the peace-loving “Palestinians” rise up against this “radical minority committing acts of terror,” and what should the Israelis do about it? As I said before, Israel does not want to wipe “Palestine” off the map or it would have long ago. What Hamas would like to do to Israel and all Jews is pretty clear.

        • scott_ewing

          Israel is expanding, albury. Israel has been wiping Palestine off the map ever since it was established in 1948 – with evictions, house demolitions, barrier walls and ‘settlement’ construction.

          http://sabbah.biz/mt/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/shrinking-map-of-palestine.png

          This is the root cause of the conflict.

          Your ongoing hasbera smears that you use in your attempts to justify ongoing war crimes in the eyes of the public

          – are disingenuous, intellectually dishonest, tired, transparent and do not stand up to scrutiny.

          • Albury Smith

            Gee; that must be why Israel GAVE BACK Gaza in 2005, huh?

          • scott_ewing

            I guess you didn’t see the map above, huh?
            albury – the zionists never left Gaza – they control it’s boarders by force.
            Gaza is the world’s largest open-air prison.

          • Albury Smith

            Gaza is also a handy launching pad for peace-loving Hamas to use for firing their missiles smuggled in from Iran at Israel because ~3/4 of Israelis are Jews and they exist.
            Are you really dumb enough to think “Zionist” is an insult?

          • scott_ewing

            israel is and has-been expanding, albury.

            That’s why there’s ‘rockets’

            Here’s the map you are purposefully ignoring again :

            http://sabbah.biz/mt/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/shrinking-map-of-palestine.png

          • Albury Smith

            They’re just growing by leaps and bounds.

          • scott_ewing

            But they are growing – aren’t they, albury.
            Evictions, house demolition, settlement construction over a period of decades.
            And the zionists are trying to do it slowly enough
            – in the hope that no one will notice.
            But people do notice.
            People also notice that you are trying hard to justify war crimes with your ineffective hasbera.

          • Albury Smith

            The Jews have much more claim to that land than Muslims, have ONLY taken territory in wars started by their Muslim enemies in the region, and have ONLY done it to ensure Israeli security from more attacks.

          • scott_ewing

            It’s a tactic of your hasbera for the zionists to try and hide behind ‘jewish’.
            Your above statement just isn’t true.
            Evictions, house demolitions, and ‘settlement’ constructions have continued indiscriminately and unabated.
            your hasbera is disingenuous, intellectually dishonest, tired and transparent.

          • Albury Smith

            HasbAra works both ways. The peace-loving Hamas version is to start senseless wars with Israel because it’s predominately Jewish, fail to protect the “Palestinians” when Israel is forced to retaliate, and then use the body count in a bid for world sympathy. Israel just wants the peace-loving Hamas terrorists to stop attacking them.

          • scott_ewing

            No israel wants the land, albury. And they will lie (using hasbera mouthpieces like yourself), misdirect, bomb and murder children to do it. They can do this because – in their view – the Palestinians are subhuman. The palestinians are retaliating to aggressive territorial expansion and illegal occupation the only way they can. The zionists are shooting fish in a barrel – while pretending to be the victim.

            Your only function here is to an unbalanced, biased version of events – in order to paint the Palestinians as the only aggressors in this conflict – while painting the zionists as the helpless victims in all of his – when the opposite is true.

            Your hasbera is disingenuous, intellectually dishonest, tired and transparent.

          • Albury Smith

            If Israel wanted the land, Scott, they’d have had it decades ago. No one in this tragic conflict is subhuman, except in peace-loving “Palestinian” propaganda:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdRXkT1_eoI

          • scott_ewing

            @everyone

            Anyone else interested in who this albury guy is and what he’s doing here

            – as he pumps out zionist talking points while demanding everyone believe him and disregarding any opposing claims out of hand –

            him and his ongoing internet spam job can be explained in this.

            How Israel Uses Twitter, Facebook & Tinder To Legitimize Murder

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsunQGmGeJ8

          • Albury Smith

            You’re ignoring the fact that this “expanding” includes GIVING BACK Gaza in 2005, which was obviously a huge mistake by Israel.

          • scott_ewing

            albury – the zionists never left Gaza. Gaza is the world’s largest open-air prison. The zionists control it’s boarders by force and the zionists murder it’s occupants at will with military weapons.
            Just like they are doing at the moment.

          • Albury Smith

            How many open-air prisons have missile stashes and tunnels into neighboring territories that are used to attack people?

          • scott_ewing

            Israel is and has been belligerently expanding.
            Do Palestinians not have a right to defend themselves against force? Yes.
            Does israel have the right to expand? No.

            Honestly albury, your tired and intellectually dishonest talking points haven’t changed since Operation Cast Lead – when the zionists murdered 2,000 captive Palestinians with military weapons over a period of a fortnight in 2009.

          • Albury Smith

            History’s repeating itself. Hamas starts war with Israel, Israel does what it has to do to get peace-loving Hamas to stop firing rockets into their country, Israel destroys the tunnels used to attack it, and the “Palestinians” get the worst of it by far. ANY post-1948 Israeli expansion has been to protect Israel from more attacks.
            Your “2,000 captive Palestinians” yarn is pure BS; maybe you confused it with the Luxor Massacre by the tolerant and peace-loving Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya.

          • lombeer

            you mean those tunnels that are also used to smuggle evil medical supplies and sinister foods that have been blockaded by Israel? those tunnels Albury?

          • Albury Smith
          • scott_ewing

            You mean this post-1948 Israeli expansion?

            http://sabbah.biz/mt/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/shrinking-map-of-palestine.png

            You are being intellectually dishonest, albury – and your hasbera disinfo / talking points are old and tired.

            The zionists are notable for their aggressive expansionist foreign policy.

            They are also known for their intellectually dishonest hasbera (in this case : you).

          • Albury Smith

            Most of that “expansion” was simply the establishment of the independent state of Israel. The first unprovoked war on Israel in 1948 by multiple Arab Muslim nations and some of the half dozen or more ensuing ones have resulted in changes in the Israeli border. Leave Israel alone and see how much Israeli “expansion” there’d be.

          • lombeer

            In how many prisons in your own country do the inmates (many of whom are wrongly incarcerated) fabricate crude weapons from tooth brushes and lunch wrappers to defend themselves from actual rapists and murders (see what I did there?) 😉

          • Albury Smith

            The “Palestinians” are not prisoners, and can thank Hamas for Israel’s self-defense tactics.

          • scott_ewing

            The Palestinians are prisoners, albury. The zionists control their borders by military force – while making life a literal hell for the occupants. Israel is not defending itself. That is just what you want people to think through your transparent hasbera efforts here and elsewhere.

            You are purposefully ignoring the role of the zionists in causing this ongoing and painful conflict by being disingenuous & intellectually dishonest.

          • Albury Smith

            If you pull on the big dog’s tail long enough, Scott, you get bitten.

          • Albury Smith

            The Israelis are trying at the moment to destroy the Hamas tunnels into their country and make Hamas stop firing missiles at their people.

          • scott_ewing

            The zionists (using online tools such as yourself)
            are trying to shift the blame for this conflict – to the Palestinians that they have been actively dispossessing of their land for decades.
            Israel is and has-been actively and aggressively expanding its territory
            – and the zionists are not the slightest bit interested in peace.

          • Albury Smith

            Is “yourself” an online Hamas tool? Israel is VERY interested in peace, as is Hamas, but Hamas wants it when Israel’s annihilated.

          • lombeer

            Talking points

          • Albury Smith

            That was fact-filled.

          • scott_ewing

            At least someone here is. You’re not. You’re like a 24/7 online message board that’s made out of intellectually dishonest crap.

          • Albury Smith

            Gee; more highly probative commentary…

          • Lombeer

            Albury, your ignorance is astounding if you think using the term Zionist, to describe the government of Israel, is an insult.
            Not that I’m surprised by your ignorance. Which I’ve witnessed oh so many times over the years.

          • Albury Smith

            Zionism is nothing more than advocating for and protecting a Jewish homeland, and is only an insult to ignorant Joo-haters who use it as one. As I recall, you’re also a 9/11 truther nut, so please don’t accuse others of ignorance.

          • lombeer

            Ahhh the old subtly imply your opponent is a racist trick. You are all class Albury.

          • Albury Smith
  • colinjames71

    Please pay attention to the posts of “Albury Smith” in relation to this article from Counterpunch:

    ‘On Human Shielding in Gaza’

    “All fighting within cities and all bombardments of urban spaces, even the most “precise and surgical”, is a potential death trap for civilians. Consequently, the permeation of war into cities inevitably transforms their inhabitants into potential human shields.

    For Palestinians living in Gaza today, simply spending time in their own homes, frequenting a mosque, going to a hospital or to school has become a dangerous enterprise since any one of these architectural edifices can become at any moment a target. One can no longer safely assume that the existence of masses of human bodies – even the bodies of children – in civilian spaces can serve as defence of the weak against the lethal capacity of the hi-tech states.

    Where do Gaza terrorists hide their weapons?”

    But since hi-tech states can and do kill hundreds or thousands of civilians, they have to provide moral justification for their action in order to preserve their standing in the international arena; they have to demonstrate that they are protecting the principles of liberal democracy. IT IS PRECISELY WITHIN THIS CONTEXT THAT WE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE SERIES OF POSTERS RECENTLY DISSEMINATED BY THE ISRAELI MILITARY THROUGH ITS TWITTER ACCOUNT, FACEBOOK AND BLOGS…..” (emphasis mine)

    And by the way, Hamas doesn’t have missiles. I’m no fan of the Palestinian leadership, I have nothing against the Jewish people, but you and the zionist troll brigade, all the Likudniks and war mongering neocons, you can all go to hell. You’re a pox on this planet and I’m sick of your bullshit. Beat it kook.

  • colinjames71

    More indefensible war crimes. I guess this is “Israel protecting it’s citizens, eh, Mr. Smith?

    ** The Israeli military just shot a Gazan man trying to reach his family, during an announced ceasefire. He was with a group of municipality workers and international human rights defenders who were attempting to retrieve injured people in the Shujaiya neighborhood.

    “We all just watched a man murdered in front of us. He was trying to reach his family in Shujaiya, he had not heard from them and was worried about them. They shot him, and then continued to fire as he was on the ground. We had no choice but to retreat. We couldn’t reach him due to the artillery fire and then he stopped moving.” Stated Joe Catron, US International Solidarity Movement (ISM) activist in Gaza. “Shajiya is a smoking wasteland. We just passed two bombed out ambulances.”

    The Israel military has also shelled Red Crescent ambulances as they attempted to retrieve injured people in the Shujaiya neighbourhood, east of Gaza City. A ceasefire was announced, during which injured and dead people, could be evacuated from the area, in which at least 60 people have been killed today.

    “They said we would be able to evacuate the injured from the disaster zone, but they have been shelling ambulances,” stated Dr Khalil Abu Foul of the Palestinian Red Crescent, speaking from Shujaiya. **

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/israeli-war-crime-video-shows-sniper-killing-of-wounded-gaza-civilian/5392489

    • Albury Smith

      Global “Research” is hardly a reliable source of unbiased and accurate information — it recently ran an article accusing the evil US of framing the Russian separatists in Ukraine for shooting down MH17, and has been running goofy 9/11 truther nut articles for years. Was Hamas “protecting it’s [sic] citizens when it kidnapped, tortured, and murdered 3 Israeli teens to start the current conflict? Hamas benefits from dead “Palestinians”; Israel doesn’t.

      • Dave Eboch

        Israel cries victimhood but murders civilians in Palestine. Start telling the truth for once in your pathetic life.

        • Albury Smith

          What should Israel do when Hamas tunnels from Gaza into its country, kidnaps 3 innocent Israeli teenagers, and tortures and murders them just for being Jewish, pray tell? Lay down their arms and be annihilated? There are fewer than 13 million Jews in the WORLD, ~5.9 million of whom are Israelis, and more than 1.1 BILLION Muslims. Which one do you think wants all of the other ones dead and their countries stolen?

  • scott_ewing

    This is what a tolerant, multicultural society looks like :

    Massacre In Gaza Protest ~ Auckland New Zealand 26 7 2014

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35VnR8seveg

    • Dave Eboch

      Wish America was as smart as New Zealand.

  • scott_ewing

    How Israel Uses Twitter, Facebook, Tinder, and albury smith to Legitimize Murder

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsunQGmGeJ8

  • Dave Eboch

    Israel did 911 but stupid America doesn’t research the facts otherwise they would know this. If Rachel Maddow tells them not to listen to 911 conspiracy theories they believe her. Too bad and so sad because 77 percent of republicans and 44 percent of democrats support the very people behind 911 and sit back and do nothing as a defenseless population in Palestine is slaughtered. Disgusting really.

    • Albury Smith

      These people think the al Qaeda SUICIDE attacks of 9/11 were done by them, and every government, intelligence agency, and legitimate media source IN THE WORLD agrees with them:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW8_Zbsirdw
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWVC4JBjtEE
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6obQ5naNn0
      From OBL’s 1998 (second) fatwa: “The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies-civilians and military-is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim. This is in accordance with the words of Almighty God, ‘and fight the pagans all together as they fight you all together,’ and ‘fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God [blah, blah, blah…]'”

  • Sidharth15894

    You know it’s really funny Israel keeps illegally building settlements in occupied territory. Palestinians don’t have access to clean drinking water because of Israel while the Zionists keep whining about Hamas rockets. While the terrorists and sheiks keep encouraging the Palestinians to fight if they want freedom. And they keep falling in turn keep getting killed either by Israeli forces or by suicide attacks in order for Palestinian freedom leaving their families suffering. Arab nations proposed to a deal to recognise Israel ‘s right to exist if it relinquished it’s occupation of the Palestine and East Jerusalem. These lands never ebven belonged to Israel not even historically. It was a great deal and the greatest hope of peace in middle east. But no they refused it. The Palestinians are right. Nobody cares about them anymore.