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    • Walid
    • 26.01.10 | 20:16 (IST)

    There's no denying that Jew-hatred is on the rise in the world which is somewhat unfair since the guilty party is Israel and not world Jewry; my comment was about the over-use of the word for any and all criticisms of Israel. It's a defensive-reflexive reaction that Israel throws out the "antisemitic" word to make everyone feel guilty even those that had nothing to do with the criticism of Israel. I'm saying Jews would get more attention to their plight by using the simple word "Jew-hatred" but neither of the 2 words should be used to counter criticisms of Israel as is being done with the Erdogan. Unless of course you also feel that any criticism of Israel is an automatic criticism of all of the world's Jews, which is absurd.

    from the article: Israel accuses Turkish PM of inciting anti-Semitism
    First published 01:53 26.01.10 | Last updated 10:51 26.01.10
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