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A vast complex of Jewish and philo-Jewish organizations (often affiliated with Israel) purports to document an explosion of anti-Semitic incidents. Consider the annual report issued by Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center, Antisemitism Worldwide. It recorded 25 anti-Semitic incidents involving a weapon in 2013 among a global population of seven billion. In this writer’s living memory (circa 1990), more than 40 New Yorkers among a population of seven-and-a-half million used to fall victim to homicides every week. On close scrutiny, many of the alleged anti-Semitic incidents it documents are trivial or errant, nebulous or inconclusive, exaggerated or dubious. Judging by previous research, it’s also probable that many of the alleged incidents are outright fabrications.[1]Finkelstein, Beyond Chutzpah, pp. 66ff. The report spotlights escalating European criticism of ritual Jewish slaughter and circumcision, which “may well serve traditional antisemitic stereotypes,” and, in the case of the circumcision debate, “could be understood as a veiled attempt to force Jews to leave Europe since, while one can import kosher meat,…Jews cannot forgo traditional circumcision.” In the absence of corroborative evidence, however, this ominous speculation “may well” be, “could be,” indeed, is baseless. In fact, in the infamous German court verdict banning circumcision, the defendant was a physician who had circumcised a Muslim boy.[2]“German Court Bans Circumcision of Young Boys,” Reuters (27 June 2012). In the report’s bookkeeping, the verdict of a British court exonerating a university union accused of anti-Semitism gets reckoned as further proof of anti-Semitism. When calculating anti-Semitism, a double negative equals a positive.


[1] Finkelstein, Beyond Chutzpah, pp. 66ff.

[2] “German Court Bans Circumcision of Young Boys,” Reuters (27 June 2012).

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  1. nickels says:

    ‘Anti-semitic’ has always been asymptotically equivalent with ‘gentile’.

  2. Rehmat says:

    What’s the difference between ‘Antisemitism’ and ‘Anti-Semitism’? The Berlin-born Jewish professor Shmuel Almog (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), has claimed that the term with hyphen and without it has different meanings. The term ‘Antisemitism’ was coined by Wilhelm Marr in the 1870s. It was applied to European Christians who hated Jews. However, when it’s written with hyphen ‘Anti-Semitism’ – it means hatred toward Semite people who are found in far greater numbers among Arab Muslims and Christians than the entire world Jewry.

    Incidently, professor Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok (University of Wales) who has authored three books on Jew-hatred (The Crucified Jew: Twenty Centuries of Christian Antisemitism and Antisemitism: A History and The Paradox of Antisemitism) has always used the term without hyphen.

    The ‘Zionism On The Web’ site says: “Anti-Semitism or Antisemitism. It’s all hatred of Jews, Jews hate, the oldest hate in the world“. Then it explains that dislike of Judaism, or denial of the Zionist narrative of Jewish holocaust, or criticism of the state of Israel, or even pointing out a criminal being Jewish – is an old-fashioned Jews hate.

    In good-old days, in Europe antisemites were those who hated Jews among their countries. These days, antisemites are those whom Jews hate, all over the world. Take for example, how Maureen Dowd, the long-time New York Times columnist was hounded by Zionist goons for her anti-GOP column ‘Neocons Slither Back’. Jeffrey Goldberg (a former jailor at Israel’s largest concentration camp for Palestinian political activists and follower of Jewish terrorist Rabbi Meir Kahane, the founder of the Jewish Defence League (JDL), which is designated as a terrorist organization by the FBI), called her antisemite for criticizing Dan Senor, the Jew advisor to GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Jonathan Tobin at Jewish Commentary magazine called Maureen’s column “creepy”……..

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  3. Svigor says:

    The usual assault against anyone expressing ANTISEMITISM!!! (what does it mean when your group annoys so many people a word has to be coined for it?) is hatred. Yoo hate ze Jooos!

    It isn’t necessary to hate something to realize it’s bad for you. I don’t hate tobacco, or vicious dogs. Now, if people forced tobacco or vicious dogs on me often enough, I suppose that might change. I might start hating tobacco, vicious dogs, and more importantly, the people forcing them on me as if their lives depended on it. But that sort of changes the context of the story, doesn’t it?

    That’s the thrust of my ANTISEMITISM!!!; I think Jews are bad for us. Many of the present company excluded, of course.

  4. I don’t like anyone who initiates aggression.

    So that leaves about 1% of any given population.

  5. in general, Jews keep turning over every rock and pebble in search of “antisemitism” because they cannot do without it. Without “antisemitism”, the Tribe’s boundaries might blur or eventually disappear altogether. Some years ago, Lewis Coser – a Jewish sociologist – wrote a book about this sort of thing. In particular, Zionists not only search out “antisemitism” in every nook and cranny, they promote it at every opportunity. In order to force diaspora Jews to aliyah to Zion-in-Palestine. This is true today, and was particularly true during the 1930’s-1940’s, when external Zion financed, connived with, and poked and prodded the Nazis into, first, herding Euro-diaspora Jews into Palestine, and then killing as many as possible of those remaining in Europe in order to maximize postwar $ympathy and political traction for the Israel Project. As Rabbi Stephen Wise said at the time, “if we have to sacrifice the Galuth in order to enable Eretz Israel, then that is what we are going to do”. And so they did.

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  6. YIH says:

    ”On close scrutiny, many of the alleged anti-Semitic incidents it documents are trivial or errant, nebulous or inconclusive, exaggerated or dubious. Judging by previous research, it’s also probable that many of the alleged incidents are outright fabrications.”

    Never forget – the lies.

  7. nickels says:

    “These days, antisemites are those whom Jews hate, all over the world.”


  8. nickels says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    “in general, Jews keep turning over every rock and pebble in search of “antisemitism” because they cannot do without it. ”

    Very true. The jewish emancipation has been noted as one of the most destructive events for the diaspora jewry. Without an enemy and the circling of the wagons dissipation follows.


  9. Antisemitism just means you’re paying attention.

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  10. anon • Disclaimer says:

    People who disapproved of circumcision or kosher slaughtering methods in the past could ignore it because of the low numbers.

    With Muslim immigration not only has the base numbers increased dramatically but entire school districts are switching to halal so as not to offend.

    So I think these reports citing increases in anti kosher/halal sentiment as rooted in stealth antisemitism are dishonest – an element possibly but the main reason is simply the scale of the issue has exploded.

  11. Mark Green says: • Website
    @Unapologetic White Man

    Very true.

    But there’s actually been an ongoing “decline” in antisemitism for decades. Even the ADL concedes this fact.

    The decline in antisemitism has been accompanied by a simultaneous rise in pornography and sexual deviance, anti-white violence, failed multi-culturalism, drug addiction, premature white mortality, income inequality, political censorship, Holocaust worship, black/white miscegenation and hyper-militarized Empire building.

    The most extreme and troubling correlate however is surely the skyrocketing increase in genocidal wars conducted by Zio-America against Iraqis, Libyans, Lebanese and Palestinians. Iran meanwhile is under Zio-engineered economic siege. Even Russia is being targeted.

    On the other hand, Apartheid Israel’s wealth, influence and morale is at an all-time high.

    What the world desperately needs now is MORE antisemitism, not less. Otherwise these malignant trends will surely rise and spread.

  12. bjondo says:

    anti semitism means jews hate palestinians/arabs, truth, justice.

    to balance norman’s gatekeeping
    exposing jew frauds, fakes, liars, serves jewry

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