Re the author’s remark: “Europe used to hate Jews because of anti-semitism, now they have a reason to hate us.”
This brings to mind an exchange from a movie that struck me as an eye-opener on the worsening attitudes in the US and Europe towards Israel, towards the Sheldon Adelsons in America, and perhaps (as feared by the author), towards Jews as a whole:
#1: I am not a hateful person, but I finally realized why I hate you!
#2: Oh, then, why do you hate me?
#1: Because you are so hateful (to others)!