The opinion of crowds is driven by headlines in the tabloid press and repeated statements of politicans. That's all. The majority of the educated and well informed coevals in Europe and elsewhere know the difference between Israel and the surrounding failed states, believe me. Don't care for these annual polls and go your own way with a clear conscience.
Two mortar shells explode in Golan Heights, no casualties or damage reported (Haaretz)
from the article: BBC poll: Israel among world's least popular nations