Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Poll: Arabs See Israel And The U.S. As Great Threats To Their 'Stability'
US News and World Report: Poll: Arabs See U.S. as a Threat
Arabs frown on U.S. foreign policy, but are no fans of the Islamic State group, either.
The U.S. has a long way to go in terms of persuading Arabs that it plays a positive role in the Middle East.
About 82 percent of survey participants in 12 Arab countries said they believed the U.S. poses a threat to stability in the region, according to a poll unveiled in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. The 2016 Arab Opinion Index, conducted by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, Qatar, found that among foreign powers, only Israel was perceived to be a bigger threat. About 90 percent of survey respondents reported that Israel is a threat to the region's stability.
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Update: Survey: Arabs consider Israel biggest threat to Mideast peace (UPI).
WNU Editor: Sobering numbers.