Israel reminds Europe of all the things they wanted to be but have failed to achieve. http://pjmedia.com/spengler/2014/10/14/why-europe-is-irrational-about-israel/?repeat=w3tc quote: The Europeans hate Israel with the passion of derangement. Large Muslim populations in Europe constitute a pressure group for anti-Israel policies The flowering of Jewish national life in Israel makes the Europeans crazy. It is not simply envy: it is a terrible reminder of the vanity of European national aspirations over the centuries, of the continents ultimate failure as a civilization. Europeans cannot live with their past. They cannot live with their present, and do not plan to have a future Taxcutter says: Israels success rubs Europes nose in their own failures. Add in a growing Moslem minority and we have the roots of anti-Semitism.