Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Survey: Israelis Most Patriotic

85% of all [Israeli] respondents did express a willingness to fight [for their country] compared to 63% in the US, 53% in Italy, 51% in France, 37% in Spain, 32% in Germany and 32% in Japan.

More than half of Israeli Arabs are not proud of their Israeli citizenship. 56% replied in the negative about pride in being Israeli and defined themselves as Palestinians, while 73% said they would not fight to defend the state.... Where there is minimal discrepancy between Jews and Arabs is in the intention and desire to continue living in Israel, regardless of security hazards or the state of the economy. The overall ratio was 87% including 82% of Arabs....

Replies to questions such as these indicated that patriotism among Jewish citizens is stronger among people on the political right than on the political left.


Anonymous cubanbob said...

They are ashamed of being Israeli's and support Palestine but want to stay in Israel. And enjoy the benefits of the Israeli economy and Israeli citizenship.

January 19, 2006 2:38 AM  

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