The common perception is that muslims don't perceive Israel (and Jews) in favorable light.
But is there a Muslim majority country where Israel (and Jews) is received in positive light overall?
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A 2005 Pew Research survey on Islamic Extremism found that of the Muslim nations surveyed, people had overwhelmingly negative opinions of Jews. I'd be very surprised if attitudes to Israel were better. The most friendly Muslim nation surveyed being Turkey, with a meagre 18% having favourable opinions of Jews, does not speak well of the odds of finding a Muslim country which generally likes Jews. Even Indonesia; far removed from the Middle East, only had 13% approval rating for Jews.
If we look at the number of Muslim nations which do not recognise Israel (Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Saudi, Sudan, Syria, UAE, Yemen, etc), along with those who forbid Israeli citizens from entry (Algeria, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi, Sudan, Syria, UAE, Yemen, etc), things look bleaker still.
However, an unexpected example does exist in the form of Azerbaijan, whose people and government have had friendly relations with Jews and Israel for a long time.
During the luncheon, we learned a great deal about how and why Azerbaijan invests in and supports its Jewish community and Jewish heritage. The republic is home to one of the largest all-Jewish towns outside Israel, the centuries-old Red Village of Azerbaijan, whose Mountain Jews meet and pray in several stately synagogues. Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku features a state-of-the-art Jewish day school with more than 300 students. Baku’s Chabad rabbi, born and raised in Israel, recently decided to become a citizen of Azerbaijan, a nation he is proud to call his new home. Baku has a beautiful new synagogue for the Mountain Jews, built in 2011 and paid for by the Azerbaijan government.
“Azerbaijan serves as a critical link for outreach to the Muslim world for our partners like the United States and Israel,” said Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, addressing American Jewish Committee’s 2013 Global Forum in Washington, D.C. His nation’s close, friendly relations with Israel are “reinforced by the strong bonds between our peoples.”
Obvious candidates include Turkey and former Soviet republics: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and possibly, Tajikistan (although Tajiks are basically the same people as in Iran, but of different religion, Sunni vs. Shia).
Israel has better relations with Muslim Azerbaijan than Christian Armenia.
Also, a case for Albania is quite strong:
Israel “never forgets its friends,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, upon welcoming him to his office at the start of a three day visit to the country.
Other candidates may or may not include Muslim countries of South-East Asia and Black Africa.
It seems the Ottoman Empire was more friendly towards the Jews than the Christian majority nations of the time, but unfortunately it was not the case in the era of the so-called "secular" Republic of Turkey under the one-party regime of Atatürk, and then İnönü (successive leaders of CHP, now the main opposition party, and member of Socialist International).
However, Turkey chose to remain neutral in the Arab-Isreli conflicts, and even developed closer relations with Israel than Arab countries for decades as the only Muslim majority nation in NATO.
The situation did not get worse when the present ruling party (AKP) - with Islamic tendencies - came to power, contrary to the widespread perception. At the beginning AKP was even accused by its opponents of collaborating with Zionists! It also improved the rights of religious minorities, including Jews. For instance, the Struma Disaster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struma_disaster) began to be officially commemorated for the first time in 2015 (http://bianet.org/english/minorities/162583-turkey-s-first-official-struma-disaster-commemoration).
The relations only began to deteriorate when Erdoğan's efforts to mediate between Israel and Palestinians (HAMAS in particular) -- as well as between Syria and Israel -- collapsed, when the Netanyahu government launched a massive military clampdown on Gazza, and when Israeli soldiers killed a number of civilians travelling from Istanbul on an international aid boat, presumably heading towards Gazza in defiance of the blockade, whilst they were still in international waters.
All those political turmoils also had considerable influence on the public opinion, but relations have recently turned towards reconciliation again.
Two question about your question: (i) - Israel or Jews? (ii)- Received in positive light by
People: No. (At least there is not among the countries which are effective in the Muslim world).
government: Yes. e.g: Turkey + All dictators in the middle east that have friendly relationship with US, have friendly relationship with Israel too. Of course some these dictators (KSA, for example) dont reveal this friendliness because of their nation reaction. for example Israel’s former military intelligence tells France24 it is “below the radar ”. See also washingtonpost, about Saudi-Israel relationship.
Yes. Holy Quran recognize Moses (peace be upon him) and his followers. In some countries like Iran, (which is the main enemy of Israel and support Hezbollah and Hamas), Jews live together with Christians and Muslims in peace. Jews have member in Iran parliament. Still in some countries with Muslim majority people have not good Idea about Jews. This is mostly because of Israel.