Jews, being just like everybody else, tend to see the world through their own prism. Thus, no matter what happens in the world around them, they tend to ask themselves if it's good for the Jews or bad. Bird flu in Mongolia? Is this good for the Jews or bad? The election of a new figure to the town council of Big Littleplace in Mozambique: good for the Jews or bad? A new type of one-cell organism discovered by scientists in a puddle in Tasmania: good for the Jews or bad? Gotta keep priorities here, you know.
Here's an article in which Akiva Eldar ponders which American presidential candidate is good for the Jews. I don't always swear by Eldar, and even in this article he gets a bit convoluted and nit-picking down near the bottom, but his general thesis is correct: Which Jews? What's good for them?