A summary of the Pew study of Israeli attitudes in one picture

Israel/Palestine
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(Image: Carlos Latuff)

(Image: Carlos Latuff)

On March 8 the Pew Research Center published a major new survey on Israel and Israeli attitudes. Some highlights include:

For for more on the Pew Study see here and here.

8 Responses

  1. Ossinev
    March 9, 2016, 2:31 pm

    Brilliant as usual. Perhaps a few drips of blood or a small pool of the red stuff below to remind us that this ” home ” decorating involves a little bit of discreet DIY genocide ?

  2. amigo
    March 9, 2016, 2:45 pm

    Later on when all the non Jews are no longer part of the only democracy in the ME , the map will have to be revised.

    How about “Real Jews only” .

    All secular and reform Jews will need to be expelled from the only democracy in the ME.

    Maybe one day it will be “A land without People for a People without Land”and the Palestinians can return to” their ” homeland

  3. Kay24
    March 9, 2016, 9:00 pm

    Great cartoon. It represents the true picture of an apartheid nation, and the mind set of it’s people. It is really ugly to say the least. It is the sense of entitlement by the majority of Israelis to be treated as special that is noteworthy. The obvious sense of entitlement.
    They expect the entire world to treat them that way, and cannot take it when they are not shown preference.

    It is time the rest of the world showed its disapproval for apartheid policies, by refusing to aid and abet this monster. How about starting with the US?

  4. oldgeezer
    March 9, 2016, 9:54 pm

    Accurate cartoon.

    I still think one of the more recealing stats was how few Jewish Israelis saw much discrimination against non Jewish Israelis.

    This is a country with institutional and codified racism in it’s laws. With no nazi analogy implied they sound like Sgt Schultz on Hogan’s Heroes. I see nothing!

  5. Citizen
    March 10, 2016, 5:34 am

    And in the USA Trump is being attacked as the spear head of an evolving neoNazi regime. Shouldn’t Bibi be showing principled appreciation of a potential President Trump?

  6. Vera Gottlieb
    March 10, 2016, 8:29 am

    As I have stated before and continue to believe this: I am ashamed of my Jewish background. The Nazis weren’t much worse either.

  7. Marnie
    March 10, 2016, 8:49 am

    I only see an Animal Farm future for isreal. First – Jews Only; then All Jews are Equal, except some Jews are more equal than others until there are only these types of Jews left in israel.

    ‘Cut the bullshit,’ Israel’s culture minister tells liberals

    Free-speech debate in Israel has grown fierce under conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Israel’s culture minister had a blunt message on Sunday for liberals worried about what they consider efforts by the government to stifle dissent in the arts: “Cut the bullshit.”

    Free-speech debate in Israel has grown fierce under conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Non-governmental organizations and artists that document or dramatize conditions for Palestinians complain about legislation scrutinizing their funding.

    Culture Minister Miri Regev, a former army spokeswoman and censor who is among the rising stars of Netanyahu’s Likud party, has been a focus of criticism. Appearing at an arts and culture conference hosted by the liberal newspaper Haaretz, she was greeted by protesters who booed or stood with mouths gagged.

    “I was always told to start a speech with a quote. It makes for a cultured impression. So here goes,” she said, taking the podium. “As the famed Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu once put it,” she continued, switching to English: “Cut the bullshit! Cut the bullshit!”

    Voice raised, Regev said that the event’s title, “Culture Demands Independence,” “insults the thinking person’s newspaper. As if anyone’s threatening your artistic freedom of expression!”

    The Netanyahu government says it aims to ensure that public funds promote arts that benefit the majority of citizens and shore up national unity, in the face of censure from left-wing Israelis and world powers at the growth of Jewish settlements on occupied West Bank land where the Palestinians seek a state.

    With hecklers drowning out parts of her speech, Regev retorted from the stage: “Someone should be preserving my freedom of expression here.”

    Keep it classy Miri.

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