Using over 55 factors to determine a country’s military strength ranking, Global Firepower drops the IDF to 17th place.
By ALEX WINSTON
Israel’s military is in 17th place in the latest 2019 Military Strength Ranking index by Global Firepower.
Israel comes behind the standard military powerhouses of the United States, Russia, China, India and European powers Germany, the UK and France, but has moved down one place from 2018 when it came in 16th.
Top 20 Military Strength Rankings for 2019. – Screenshot: Global Firepower
However, out of the top 30 countries, including Egypt, Brazil and Japan, Israel is still punching above its weight and has by far the lowest population with only 8,424,904 people. Continue Reading »
A Pew Research report exposes a partisan divide that has widened considerably, with support for Israel by Democrats plummeting to 27% while Republican support has risen to an all time high.
By David Lazarus
Support for Israel among US Democrats is dropping sharply, and the party once preferred by American Jews is quickly losing their support
According to a 2018 Pew Research survey, currently, 79% of Republicans say they sympathize more with Israel than with the Palestinians, compared with just 27% of Democrats.
Since 2001, the number of Republicans siding with Israel over the Palestinians has increased 29 percentage points, from 50% to 79%. Continue Reading »
Israel outranks U.S., all European countries for percentage of citizens aged 25-64 holding degree in higher education, be it academic or vocational, according to latest OECD report.
By Abigail Klein Leichman
Israel is the third most educated country, according to 2017 data compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
OECD calculated the percentage of each country’s population between the ages of 25 and 64 who have completed a two- or four-year degree beyond high school – including both academic and vocational programs.
The data shows that 50.9 percent of Israelis in the target age bracket have a higher-education degree. Continue Reading »
A poll conducted by the U.K.’s Campaign against Anti-Semitism finds 90% of the British Jewish community believe Labour Party is inherently anti-Semitic.
• European Jewish Association appeals to EU political parties to classify BDS movements as anti-Semitic.
By Dan Lavie
A new survey has found that British Jews are growing increasingly concerned over anti-Semitism in the country.
According to data presented by Gideon Falter, chairman of the Campaign against Anti-Semitism NGO, 90% of British Jews believe the Labour Party is anti-Semitic and 40% are considering leaving the U.K. over the rise in anti-Semitism.
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Jeremy Corbyn seen here leading a pro-Gaza/Hamas demonstration in the summer of 2014 also later attended a ceremony at the grave of a terrorist behind the Munich Olympics massacre.-
Israel, ranked in 6th spot globally, was the most efficient of the Middle East countries, along with Israelis having one of the world’s highest life expectancy at 82.
– Examine Bloomberg’s list of all 56 countries indexed.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
When it comes to providing patients with efficient treatment, Israel ranks among the world’s best, in sixth place.
Israel was also ranked highest in health care efficiency in the Middle East, second in the region was the United Arab Emirates, which ranked 10th overall, according to Bloomberg’s annual health care-efficiency index released this month.
Topping the index was Hong Kong in first place and Singapore in second. Continue Reading »
The United States remains world’s most powerful country, as the power index measures each country’s ability to project its influence on the global stage via diplomatic, economic & military might, leaving Israel ranking higher than most Western countries.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Israel is the eighth most powerful country in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine’s 2018 best country rankings, placing ahead of most European countries, Australia and Canada.
The power index measures a country’s ability to project its influence on the global stage by factoring its diplomatic, economic and military might.
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Reported on Israel’s TV News/ Israel’s F-35 Adir was photographed flying over Beirut completely unnoticed.
Unlike U.S. Presidents Clinton (1996) & Obama (2015) who both interfered in Israel’s political elections to defeat Netanyahu, Trump only changed Netanyahu’s “fixed or nixed” demand to “renegotiated or terminated,” but in essence, completely adopted Netanyahu’s policies on Iran.
By GIL HOFFMAN
When Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, he made an effort to bring about peace in the Middle East.
What Obama ended up accomplishing instead was repeatedly and inadvertently strengthening his nemesis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the polls. Unlike with US president Bill Clinton, whose clashes with Netanyahu weakened the prime minister in his first term, whenever Obama and Netanyahu publicly sparred, Netanyahu’s support rose. Continue Reading »
If you’re dumbfounded as to how an Israeli prime minister can be suspected of bribery, and yet his popularity is steadily growing in each survey taken, here’s seven reasons.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Plenty of people mocked the survey by pollster Avi Degani that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on his Facebook page, which gave his Likud a 34-to 20-Knesset seat lead over the Yesh Atid party of Yair Lapid, the central witness against him in Case 1000, the “expensive gift affair.”
MK Yair Lapid, then Minister of Finance, speaking at the 14th Annual Herzliya Conference – Screenshot
After all, Degani has been paid to take polls for the Likud for many years, and the survey was leaked to the pro-Netanyahu Israel Hayom newspaper. Continue Reading »
During the 24-hours the survey was posted on Israel’s Foreign Ministry’s Arabic Twitter page, hundreds responded with most showing interest in visiting Israel, while some expressed their disdain with Israel.
• Iraqi: ‘My dream to visit Israel’
• Riyadh resident: ‘Israel is better than all Arab states’
• Foreign Ministry says hundreds of messages are sent daily from Arab countries.
By Daniel Siryoti
An international survey in Arabic by Israel’s Foreign Ministry this week drew thousands of responses and found that a majority of respondents, 57%, expressed interest in visiting Israel.
“I am Iraqi, and I am interested in visiting Israel,” one Twitter user wrote in a post to the Foreign Ministry’s Arabic Twitter page. Continue Reading »
In an Israel Hayom poll released Tuesday, 73% of Israeli Arabs feel a sense of belonging and 60% said they were “proud” to be Israeli.
By Baruch Ron
Sone 73% of Israeli Arabs feel a sense of belonging and 60% are proud to be Israelis, according to a new poll commissioned by Israel Hayom and conducted by the New Wave Research Institute that was released Tuesday. The poll questioned 426 Arab Israelis aged 18 and up, and did not include the Druze community.
Nearly two-thirds of the respondents (65%) defined themselves as not religious, while 35% said they were religious. Continue Reading »
In a survey of Israel’s adult population, 600 Jewish & Arab men & women, more Israelis feel the world is anti-Israel, but 70% of the Israelis polled think that regional cooperation between the Jewish State and other mid-East countries is possible.
By LAHAV HARKOV
More than half of Israelis (59%) think that international criticism of them stems from a basic hostility toward Israel, a poll commissioned by Mitvim: The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policy and Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung, and provided exclusively to The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday has found.
The poll, conducted by Smith Research in advance of Mitvim’s first annual conference on Wednesday, indicates that only a third of Israelis (34%) think that international criticism is based on disagreements about Israel’s policies. Continue Reading »
The London-based institute’s comparative study, examining three basic components of health: availability of preventive care, health infrastructure, and citizens’ physical & mental health, showed Israelis enjoy top health care.
By Chana Roberts
A recent study ranked Israel’s health care system as the ninth-best in the world, the UK’s Business Insider reported.
The research, conducted by the London-based Legatum Institute, compared 104 variables and listed nine subindexes. The study examined three basic components of health: availability of preventive care, health infrastructure, and citizens’ physical and mental health.
Western Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya – Photo courtesy
149 countries were included in the comparison, with Israel included in the top ten. Continue Reading »
A study conducted throughout 2016, which was commissioned by the World Jewish Congress, found Twitter particularly reluctant in complying with European legislation, allowing it to lead with most antisemitic posts among most popular social media platforms.
Twitter emerged as the social network with the most antisemitic content in a comprehensive analysis of the prevalence on such platforms of expressions of hatred of Jews.
The study, commissioned by the World Jewish Congress, was conducted throughout 2016.
Nearly two thirds of 382,000 posts deemed antisemitic in the World Jewish Congress study appeared on Twitter, followed by 11 percent that were posted to Facebook, 6 percent on Instagram and 2 percent on YouTube. Continue Reading »
While still no comparison with its Muslim neighbors, Israel does rank lower than most other countries in the free world, by the criteria of this survey.
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON – Civil liberties and political freedoms are under threat worldwide and have been rolled back in the world’s founding democracies, Freedom House declared on Wednesday in its annual report.
Screen Shot Freedom House website
Israel remains the only free country in the Middle East, scoring 80 on a scale of 100. That compares favorably with partly free countries in the region such as Turkey (38), Jordan (37) and Kuwait (36), and with countries deemed “not free” by the nonprofit: Iraq (27), Iran (17), Saudi Arabia (10) and Syria (-1), among all other Mideast nations. Continue Reading »