I think you're looking too hard for an answer. Human beings respond stongly to scandalous things, it has very little to do with the changing demographics, or an identity crisis, in Israel. What about the Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction", the Danish cartoons, "The Satanic Verses", etc. etc. Lots more examples, I'm sure.
Malaysia sends team to Reunion Island to see if aircraft debris is from MH370 flight (Reuters)
from the article: And supposing they did drink blood?