I have heard that Jews have a sixth sense for anti-semitism - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 23.09.07 | 16:36 (IST)

    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.

    from the article: EU to give e15 million to college run by allegedly anti-Semitic priest
    First published 00:00 23.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 23.09.07
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