Underneath it all.
The simple and shocking truth behind the intense over attention on the middle east is this: Any opportunity to hate Jews will be exploited by those who hate Jews. There are innumerable wars and conflicts in the world every day. They can be read about and seen and are easily accessible. This does not take into account those killed by crime in their own communities worldwide.
The over focus on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is heightened by the irrational and latent anti-Semitism of those who refuse to recognize the difference between good and evil. They are in fact a participant in that same evil, of course. Happily this is not the case with the overwhelming majority of United States citizens who have not wavered in their unequivocal support of Israel. Statistics continue to show an 80% approval rating from Americans towards Israel. Thank God almighty that we do not live in Europe, where anti-Semitism was born and solicited to the Arab world, also brought along by the late motor baron Ford himself. Living is Los Angeles, I continue to see the degree of virulent hatred of Jews everywhere around me. One simply need read the comments section on this same issue in the toilet paper known as the LA Times. Thank God for Israel.