Poll: Most Arabs Don't View Israel as Greatest Threat

(Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies-Qatar) According to the Arab Opinion Index (2019-2020), published in October, 51% in Jordan and 48% in Lebanon see Israel as the greatest threat to their country, while only 25% in Egypt, 24% in Sudan, and 23% in Kuwait agree. 50% in Iraq, 29% in Saudi Arabia, and 34% in Kuwait see Iran as the greatest threat. 61% in Algeria see France as the greatest threat. Overall, the number of those who say Israel poses the greatest threat to the Arab countries has fallen from 52% in 2012-13 to 37% in 2019-20. 88% of Arabs disapprove of recognition of Israel by their home countries. Saudi Arabia was the country with the lowest level of disapproval of recognition - 65%, while 6% approved, and 29% did not answer.

2020-11-16 00:00:00

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