This topic seems to come up often in many discussions.
Many Jews perceive most anti-Israel views as being based not on political opinions, but on underlying anti-Semitism in general.
Let's kick off this discussion with an excellent summary by ibordsky:
What do you think?It's true some Jews hide behind the "anti-semitic" charge.
But it's also true that many anti-semites hide behind criticism of Israel. After centuries of persecuting Jews, nearly all of Europe now indulges in criticism of Israel. "Israel is racist." "Israel violates human rights." Gee, Israel is so bad it seems to absolve Europeans of their past misdeeds against Jews...