The Chief Rabbi presents an interesting way to analyze this as “justification by the highest source of authority in the culture at any given age.”
I agree with you, Chief Rabbi. In every age they try to destroy the Jews, but usually by some new strategy —
This time it is just to persecute and destroy them because of _______.
— and you fill in the blank with the highest source of authority in the prevailing culture.
And it makes one wonder: what other grinning works of violence do they seek to establish under color of law or justice?