European poll on Israel puzzles, frightens EU leaders

  • 2003-11-13
  • By Michael Thurston, AFP
BRUSSELS - EU leaders have plunged into a fit of soul searching in response to a shock survey apparently revealing what its citizens really think about Israel. The poll, showing that Europeans believe the Jewish state to be the biggest threat to world peace - ahead of so-called "axis of evil" states like Iraq and North Korea - sparked uproar in Brussels' corridors of power last week."Deep shock was my first reaction when I read the survey results," said European Commis-sion head Romano Prodi, who has promised to organize a conference on the issue in the next few months.Specifically Prodi su...
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