Foreign Ministry director visits United Arab Emirates' capital to finalize opening of mission, officially accredited to renewable energy agency IRENA, after years of discussions.05:57 27.11.15 | 2 comments
I have heard that Jews have a sixth sense for anti-semitism, but the rest of us must rely upon definitions. At one time, I believed that an anti-semite was a person who hated or persecuted any and all Jews simply because they were Jews. Since then I have come to modify my original belief. I have seen persons accused of anti-semitism for (1) criticizing the policies and actions of the government of Israel. (2) referring to any of a number of examples of racism within Israel. The JNF comes to mind, as well as the unequal treatment of Israeli Arabs. (3) disagreeing with a supporter of Israel in the Haaretz forums. (4) mentioning that Iran has killed far fewer civilians than has Israel. There are lots more. Now I have come to know that "anti-semitism" is a term that can be used by Jews only and it means whatever the user wants it to mean. Mostly it is just used as a perceived insult, although it has lost any sting it may have once had due to over use.