Survey: Saudis consider Iran their top enemy, not Israel

An Israeli college has quietly conducted an opinion poll in Saudi Arabia, concluding that the Saudi public is far more concerned about the threats of Iran and the Islamic State group than Israel, and that the vast majority of Saudis support a decade-old peace offer to the Jewish state.

The survey conducted by the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya provides Israelis with a rare glimpse inside Saudi Arabia and may change Israeli perceptions about the desert kingdom. The two countries are longtime foes with no diplomatic relations.

The poll found that 53 percent of Saudis named Iran as their main adversary, while 22 percent said it is the Islamic State group and only 18 percent said Israel…

  • Zaba

    Israel is no. 2!!!!

    • Frau Katze

      Yep…not really much, but Iran has temporarily distracted them. In the Middle East, every group/tribe/sect hates every other group/tribe/sect.

      • Zaba

        amazing that.
        Far worse than two Jews, three opinions……

  • DMB

    Right now Iran and Saudi Arabia are fighting proxy wars against each other in other countries such as Syria and soon Iraq. It will be enviable that they will fight a direct war with each other perhaps even it will go nuclear.

    • Zaba

      muzlims already foment 95% of the world’s armed conflicts.
      What prize are they going for now?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Israel has done a remarkable job of staying out of the Sunni-Shiite family quarrel. I don’t see any intervention unless Israel is directly threatened.

  • bob e

    hopefully they will blow each other into atoms & the wind will take all the fallout to pakistan & indonesia.