The BBC reports: The US has strongly criticised Egypt's Mohammed Morsi for anti-Semitic remarks he apparently made before being elected president.
Thus it is we see, if we study the chronology of the surahs rather than reading the them in size order (as they are in the Qur'an - for reasons that have never been fully explained to me), that all the anti-Jewish verses come from this later period - from Medina - even though many of them appear near the beginning of the Qur'an.
Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah? Worse (is the case of him) whom Allah hath cursed, him on whom His wrath hath fallen! Worse is he of whose sort Allah hath turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth idols. Such are in worse plight and further astray from the plain road. 5:60 IslamCity search engine helpfully explains: "Topics discussed in this Verse:
[Jews:became apes and swine] [Kabah] [Taghuut (Evil)]" MEDINA
Seest thou not those unto whom a portion of the Scripture hath been given, how they purchase error, and seek to make you (Muslims) err from the right way? 4:44 MEDINA
O ye unto whom the Scripture hath been given! Believe in what We have revealed concerning that which ye possess, before We destroy countenances so as to confound them, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath breakers (of old time). The commandment of Allah is always executed. 4:47 (Note the utterly confusing change in object pronoun here. No doubt revered as the stylistic device known as IIltifat by apologists...) MEDINA
Because of the wrongdoing of the Jews We forbade them good things which were (before) made lawful unto them, and because of their much hindering from Allah's way, 4:160 MEDINA
Say: "Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah. those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path!" 5:60 MEDINA
And ye know of those of you who broke the Sabbath, bow We said unto them: Be ye apes, despised and hated! 2:65 MEDINA
And He brought those of the People of the Scripture who supported them down from their strongholds, and cast panic into their hearts. Some ye slew, and ye made captive some.
I have omitted the many, many reports of Muhammad's anti-semitic behaviour and words as reported in the hadith as I wanted to focus readers' attention on the idea that God himself should have thought it prudent to refer to a minority race/religion using such intemperate language - knowing as he did (being omniscient an' all) that his words would be used over the centuries to foment hatred and division and thus encourage the continuation of the intractable problems we see in the Middle east to this day.
Thus if you are a Muslim, you are faced with a dilemma: either you accept that (to misquote Not The Nine O'clock News) God's just like that. He hates Jews, and thus to follow his guidance you should hate Jews as well. Or you tell yourself that much of the Qur'an was written in response to particular circumstances and that the Jew-bashing in the Qur'an is purely metaphorical or an historical anomaly.
Or you might, of course, regard these verses of the Qur'an as the obvious product of a rejected and angry man determined to wreak his revenge.