Will anti-Zionist, anti-Semites blame God for encouraging and enabling Jewish "monopoly" on suffering? After all, aren't those who refuse to forget horrors of Holocaust and warn of man's inhumanity to man, following a biblical precedent?
Didn't Hebrew God enshrine Israel's suffering by creating a holy day to commemorate their deliverance from Egyptian bondage? Didn't God of Hebrews sear Israel's suffering into mankind's memory by instituting PASSOVER, a religious festival God commands all nations to observe? Didn't Egyptians enslave other peoples, as well? Yet who hears about them, except perhaps in a passing comment?
Didn't God of Israel dedicate a WHOLE BOOK to a Jewish tragedy that was averted? Doesn't Book of Esther warn anti-Semites to this day that "he that touches you touches apple of His eye"? (Zech. 2:8). Of what other nation has such been said? Weren't other peoples threatened throughout history and yet Bible doesn't make mention of them?
And is it some part of a "Jewish conspiracy" for whole world to mourn murder of Jesus Christ by Romans (yet Italians aren't branded to this day as "Christ-killers")? Didn't Romans torture and crucify thousands of individuals? Are CHRISTIANS biggest cry-babies? Has Jesus' death been exaggerated and milked for all it's worth by Christians fixated with His suffering and self-sacrifice? I'm speaking foolishly (like those who think Jews have exaggerated their misery) to make a point.
It's not politically-correct, however, plain truth is that not all lives are equal. Ancient Israel recognized that life of king, nation's leader, was far more important than that of his soldiers (1 Sam. 18:3; 2 Sam. 21:17). Some people and nations have a greater influence and impact upon history. It's not because of Israel's inherent goodness or superiority, we've been warned about believing that, but because of God's overall plan and purpose. At this time, in God's plan of salvation, lives of Jews and Israelites are incomparable to any other, even as true Christians (in whom God's Spirit dwells) are greater and different than other humans who are only ordinary (1 Cor. 2:9-16). That's why it is written, "Precious in sight of Lord is death of His saints" (Ps. 116:15; Numbers 23:10). Isn't God concerned with death of everyone?
The BIG DIFFERENCE between Jesus and Israel (physical & spiritual) versus other individuals and nations, is simply that we are GOD'S SON! (Hos. 11:1; Amos 3:2). The Bible only mentions other nations insomuch as they come in contact with Israel. The Bible is an ethnocentric book; it's all about a FOCUS ON THE FAMILY on Jacob-Israel!
God doesn't record suffering of others at this time, because as far as plan of salvation goes, genocides in Africa or Asia are inconsequential! And those innocent victims who suffered and died during Hitler's War against Jews (first and foremost), were basically collateral damage! That's not how mankind would view it, but it is how God sees things (Isa. 55:8-9). I'm not attempting to minimize their loss, I'm just seeking to put things in a biblical perspective, however unpopular.
I'm not magnifying Israel's suffering at expense of others, I'm just emphasizing it as Bible would. Even coming Great Tribulation is referred to as "the Time of Jacob's Trouble" (Jer. 30:7). Isn't God aware that every nation on earth will suffer when nuclear bombs begin to drop? Yes. However, presently, other nations are expendable on account of Israel, if necessary. "For I am LORD thy God, Holy One of Israel, thy Savior: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee (individuals), and people (nations) for thy life" (Isa. 43:3-4). And, again, "For I am with thee, says LORD, to save thee: though I will make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee..." (Jer. 30:11).