PEW SURVEY finds Palestinians hate America more than any other people

Maybe we aren’t sending them enough American taxpayer money? (See chart below)

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Algemeiner  A new Pew Research Center survey showed that people living under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas dislike the U.S. more than any other group, with 76% of respondents, the most on the list, qualifying America as an “enemy.” Following the “Palestinian Territories” on the “enemy” list are Pakistan, Turkey, Lebanon and Venezuela. 

Asked another way, if their view of the U.S. was “favorable” or “unfavorable,” the “Palestinian Territories” also scored highly with 79% of respondents being “unfavorable,” preceded by Jordan (85%) and Egypt (81%). The “Palestinian Territories” also topped the next question that characterized the American people as “favorable” or “unfavorable,” with 69% responding in the negative.

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Matzav  Money for terror. That’s what it is, more or less. American financial aid designated for the Palestinian Authority is set to increase considerably in 2014 to $440 million, up from $426 million in 2013. The aid is supposedly to bail out the PA, which was revealed to owe $4.2 billion in internal and external debt.

U.S. Bilateral Assistance to the Palestinians, FY2006-FY2013
(regular and supplemental appropriations; current year $ in millions)

Account
FY2006
FY2007
FY2008
FY2009
FY2010
FY2011
FY2012
FY2013*
ESF
148.5
50.0
389.5
776.0
400.4
400.4
400.4
370.0
P.L. 480
(Food Aid)
4.4
19.488
20.715
INCLE**
25.0
184.0
100.0
150.0
113.0
70.0
Total
153.243
69.488
414.5
980.715
502.9
550.4
513.4
440.0

Table Sources: U.S. State Department, USAID.
Notes: All amounts are approximate; for purposes of this table and this report, “bilateral assistance” does not include U.S. contributions to UNRWA or other international organizations from the Migration/Refugee Assistance (MRA) or Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance (ERMA) accounts, regardless of how the term is defined in legislation.
a. Amounts stated for FY2013 have been requested but not yet appropriated.
b. INCLE stands for International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement. INCLE figures do not include $86.362 million of FY2006 ESF funds reprogrammed into the INCLE account by President Bush in January 2007.