redmike you wrote----"P.S. "the world hates Israel". Impressive that you can speak on behalf of the world. It certainly isn`t true about the United States but you probably meant the Muslim world." we are all aware that your post are almost always based on conjecture and never research, so I thought I would do some for your edification. Here is a repot from the BBC(yeah we know you think they are anti-Israel)but if you must say they are wrong then at least have the good sense to prove them wrong with facts of your own.(not conjecture). Here is the report on least liked countries in the world.Note that Iran and North Korea are in there also. Israel, Iran, US Least-Liked Countries by Jim Lobe A majority of people from around the world hold predominantly negative views of Israel, Iran, and the United States, according to a survey [.pdf] of more than 28,000 respondents in 27 countries. The survey, which was sponsored by the BBC World Service and designed by Globescan and the Washington-based Program for International Policy Attitudes (PIPA), found that 56 percent and 54 percent of all respondents said they had mainly negative views of Israel and Iran, respectively. Fifty-one percent and 48 percent said the same about the United States and North Korea, respectively. At the other end of the spectrum, 54 percent said they felt "mainly positive" about both Canada and Japan, while the European Union and France, with a 53 percent and 50 percent "positive" rating, were the next highest among the 12 countries rated in the survey. "It appears that people around the world tend to look negatively on countries whose profile is marked by the use or pursuit of military power," said PIPA director Steven Kull. "This includes Israel and the U.S., who have recently used military force, and North Korea and Iran, who are perceived as trying to develop nuclear weapons," he said, adding, "Countries that relate to the world primarily through soft power, like Japan, France, and the EU in general, tend to be viewed more positively."
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
from the article: Top PA official: Israel approved import of 50 armored vehicles