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Illustration depicts Jews desecrating the Communion host. In order to believe such malicious slanders one needed to also give credence to the host being the actual body of the Christian Messiah. Once such notions were no longer accepted new fables needed to be invented. That is why most of the world supports the Palestinians against the Jews today.
The question was,
Given the historical abuse Jews suffered as a people; What would a social construct theory hypothesize about the international perception Israel has of being an abusive State?
The most obvious answer and certainly the correct one is that the previous tormentors of the Jewish People are continuing to maintain the attitude they always had. Previously people believed in God and the Devil. They also disliked the Jews. The Jews had not done anything to them except not be like them. For many that was enough. Others invented excuses. They still do. In the past they said that the Jews had killed their deity and were in league with the devil. They were also alleged to have done other things not all of them rationally possible.
Â That was in the past when people knew less than they now do. Nowadays folk are less superstitious and more wise. They still dislike Jews however. This is not because the Jews are bad but rather they themselves are. They therefore invent, or adopt, alternate reasons for continuing their previous hatred. These inventions include allegations that the Jews mistreat Palestinians. It also encompasses making the Palestinians seem like innocent victims who are being done wrong by the Jews. This is not true but whether it is or is not does not matter. Excuses will always be found.
Â The Jews are represented by the "servant" in Isaiah ch.53. The Christians took this message and applied it to their own Messiah turning the Jews into the oppressor. In this and other ways the Jews bore the sins of humanity and were blamed by the Gentiles for their own imperfections.