This is something I have never understood. There are only about 14 million Jews in the world out of a population of about 7 billion (or less than 0.2% of the world population) yet they seem to be the focus of a disproportionate amount of world conflicts both today and historically. Speaking as a U.S. citizen, it makes no sense whatsoever. Jews have thrived in the U.S. and contributed a tremendous amount to many disciplines since the U.S unofficially adopted them. They are so mainstream in American society that even evangelical Christians defend them and support Israel with real money and lives at stake.
I am most curious about Europe and why they have had so many terminal conflicts with Jews over the years including an attempted genocide. I still hear anti-semitic comments coming from people I know personally even in England even though hardly any Jews live there today. There simply aren’t that many Jews outside of the U.S. and Israel today. Over 80% of Jews worldwide live in just these two countries.
To answer this question, you are going to have to break out of any current PC thinking and just tell it straight like it came from the mouth of Nazi even if you don’t believe it yourself. People don’t try to commit genocide without some hardcore hatred against the people they are targeting. What was it for the Jews and why do many people even outside of Islamic countries still harbor some of that hatred to this day?