Benn's concerns about Israel's image abroad are based on an assessment of a small, politically left group that includes journalists and main stream media. Benn ignores that the greater majority of people abroad have sympathy for Israel, starting from shared religious and cultural values, and reinforced by muslim terrorism and recent scenes of rioting from the muslim world over simple cartoons. Aluf, I can tell you what the average american's views of the Palestinians are, but Ha'aretz would not publish it. More people in the west are getting their information and opinions from the blogosphere, not newspaper media,and studies show that the younger generations in the west, future Israel supporters or detractors, are more conservative in their views than past generations. What Israel's image really suffers from is those Israelis who slander their own country for foreign approval, and who handwring and agonize over their adversery's every need, and ignore their own peoples'safety.
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