Israel No Longer Arab World's Major Problem

(Commentary) Evelyn Gordon - The ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2015, conducted annually by the Dubai-based public relations firm, polled 3,500 Arabs aged 18 to 24 from 16 Arab countries in face-to-face interviews, asking, "What do you believe is the biggest obstacle facing the Middle East?" Defying a long tradition of blaming all the Arab world's problems on Israel, only 23% cited the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the region's main obstacle. In fact, the conflict came in fourth, trailing ISIS (37%), terrorism (32%) and unemployment (29%). In 2012, the figure was 27%.

2015-05-01 00:00:00

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