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YES. The definition and intended meaning of Anti-Semitism is discrimination against Jews. The term SPECIFICALLY refers to discrimination against Jews and does not apply to any other religion, ethnic group, or racial group.

Are Arabs Counted Debate:

There is a minority of people who wish to confuse the term with its linguistic origins. Semites are people of the Middle East including both Jews and Arabs. Therefore, these individuals will use their modified definition of Anti-Semitism to claim that Arabs cannot be Anti-Semitic since they are Semites.

This fails on three counts.

  1. When the term was coined in 19th century Germany, it was specifically being applied to hatred of Jews. The first openly Anti-Semitic writers had nothing to say about Arabs and were openly disparaging about Jews. Anti-Semites continue to hold these views as well. The term has not expanded nor have the mainstream of academics viewed such an expansion proper.
  2. Just because a person is of a group, does not mean that the individual cannot be self-hating. There have been Whites who were ashamed of their racial history and written quite strongly against their own race. This is aside from the fact that they are a part of this group. Many religious groups have excommunicated or chastised members of their supposed faith for particular views that they disagree with, but this does not remove the religiosity of those individuals because of such criticism.
  3. This fails to acknowledge that Jews and Arabs (even in the Middle East prior to Zionism) saw each other as separate groups and there was negative sentiment between them. No one makes the absurd assumption that Koreans and Chinese cannot be Anti-Japanese since they are both East Asian Races.
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