...because its the only state in the area that has formal equality of its citizens, It has a democratically elected parliament, has established an employment equality organisation, because it recognises that it has faults and because it tries to rectify its faults. In short it makes the neighbours look like a bunch of tin pot dictatorships. Post 1st Gulf war it became clear that Kuwait functioned on palestinian labour and the people workling there were little better than slaves. To be honest, people hate Israel because it gives a convenient cover for their ingrained hatred of the Jewish people. Its just rebadged anti semitism.
At least 1,000 Israeli Arabs protest death of Palestinian infant in deadly West Bank arson (Haaretz)
from the article: Why do people hate Israel? (a self-test)