Opinion: deliberations after article on the anti-Semitic cartoon in the SZ

The incidences of the SZ in Germany between an offensive anti-Jewish caricature on the issue of Israel and another caricature deemed directly anti-Semitic by most observers nine months later are strange. Some of my Munich based Jewish friends believe the SZ is rather hostile towards Israel. Are there connections between seeking the right to criticize Israel and unacceptable sloppiness the way one reports on Jewish affairs?