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Israel is the world’s least popular country, according to a BBC poll. The survey published Tuesday by the British broadcaster found that 56 percent of 28,000 respondents polled in 27 countries said they think Israel has a “mainly negative” influence on world events, while only 17 percent said “mainly positive.”

Second and third in the rankings were Iran and North Korea. The United States came in fifth.

The BBC explained that Israel’s image, already hard hit by the conflict with the Palestinians, had been further dented during last year’s Lebanon war.

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