A survey sponsored by the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry shows that most of the countries in the world appreciate Israel’s assets and strengths. Also, in the countries that do not have relations with Israel, a surprising percentage of citizens believe that the establishment of such relations could benefit their country.
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A survey sponsored by the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry shows that most of the countries in the world appreciate the “assets and strengths” of the Jewish state. The poll was carried out in 54 countries, including several that do not have relations with Israel. It was designed to examine the global perception of Israel’s assets and strengths.
The strengths of Israel were defined not only as military power but also as Israel’s counterterrorism, cyber, agriculture, water and hi-tech abilities. In almost all of the countries (50 out of the 54 states), most of the population believes that Israel possesses assets and strengths. In 47 countries, most of the public believes that their country benefits or has something to gain from having ties with Israel.
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12 countries in the Middle East and the Palestinian Authority were included in the survey. Out of this region, 51 percent of the public believes that Israel has assets and strengths. In four countries that do not have relations with Israel, 40-50 percent said that they support the establishment of relations because their country could benefit from it. In other countries that do not have relations with Israel, the percentage of support was lower.
In the other parts of the world, over 80 percent of the population believes that Israel has assets and strengths. The highest percentages were recorded in Africa and Eurasia. The survey was carried out in October by the RIWI Corp firm and analyzed by the Israeli consulting company COMPASS. In each country, 1,000 respondents were interviewed (a total of 54,000 people).