One in nine Spaniards supports the statement that “Israel should disappear because it was established on Arab land.”
This is a finding in a new poll released by the Spanish government on the eve of Rosh Hashanah in Madrid
The poll shows that one in three Spaniards is anti-Semitic, maintaining negative opinions about Jews. Another 46 percent had favorable views of Jews.
One in nine Spaniards, the survey found, supports the statement that “Israel should disappear because it was established on Arab land.” Another 77 percent disagree with the statement. The results of the study indicate that the major cause of the rise in anti-Semitic feelings is Israel’s policy toward the Palestinians in the territories.
At an event at which the new findings were released, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos said the poll showed Spanish society is not anti-Semitic or anti-Israel.
The new poll, in which about 1,000 Spanish residents were questioned by phone, was conducted by the Madrid-based Casa Sefarad-Israel (Spain-Israel House ), which is affiliated with the Spanish Foreign Ministry and promotes ties between Spain and Israel and world Jewry.
The survey was conducted in April, before the Israel Navy’s confrontation at the end of May with the Gaza-bound flotilla.
Some 40,000 Jews currently live in the county of 40 million.About 1.5 million Muslims live in Spain. .
Source: Israeli newspaper Hareetz.
That 12 per cent of the people support the idea of a World without a Jewish state, is similar in strength to German support of the Nazi-party in the middle of the 1920-ties.
It took more than 10 years for the Nazi-party to move ahead and become the biggest political party in the Weimar republic.
The culprit that makes today’s Spaniards go back to their own roots of Fascism, is the Roman Catholic Church. This Church brand Islam as a religion of peace, and encourage the Latino masses to make the state of Israel the real enemy.
No doubt that Catholic Spain have 1,5 million Muslims. But the rest 38,5 million was a part of a Fascistic dictatorship up to the year 1975. For Spain today, it is one step forward, and two steps back.