Given the relentlessly negative media coverage of Israel, ESPECIALLY by the BBC, it is no surprise that a BBC world survey would find that the Jewish state, which is the only western democracy in the Middle East, is regarded with among the most negative views accorded any country in the world: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/02_04_08_globalview.pdf.
Gee, BBC, ya think that this might have something to do with the fact that you and your terrorist-enabling and supporting cohorts in the MSM have incessantly portrayed Israel in a light that would make the Khmer Rouge look benevolent by comparison? I'm just wondering.
Of course, it also is interesting to me that voters were NOT asked to rate Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Sudan, etc, etc.: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7324337.stm. I wonder what the findings would have been had those countries been included.