You are right Haaretz! Israel's policies are the root cause of Jew hatred! In fact it was due to Israel's settlement building that lead to the Holocaust and the inquisition and the pogroms. Sure, some will argue that Israel didn't exist during those times so how could it be the root cause of hatred? Well for us left wingers chronology is not relevant. We also argue that settlements and the occupation are the root cause of the conflict even though both began in 1967 and the conflict began before 1948.
Prominent Druze sheikh al-Balous killed in Syria (Haaretz)
from the article: What is stirring a new strain of anti-Semitism in Germany?