Are these really anti-Semitic? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Greg
    • 02.11.07 | 02:51 (IST)

    I'm not sure why some of these answers are considered anti-Semitic. For example, the question of whether Jews have "too much power in the US" deals more with the power of the Jewish/pro-Israeli lobby than it does with Judaism (granted, the ADL would like to protect its position as part of that lobby by branding any criticism anti-Semitic). Not to mention that, according to the Bible---if you take that to be true---Jews were quite directly responsible for the death of Jesus, another Jew. Now, that's not a reason to hate every person following Judaism, or every person who considers himself ethnically Jewish; it's just a "fact" from 2000 years ago. There is nothing about a statement that is inherently hateful; it's the sentiment that is important.

    from the article: ADL survey: 15% of Americans 'unquestionably anti-Semitic'
    First published 00:00 01.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.11.07
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