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Jimmy Carter is branded anti-semitic for his alleged views on Israel, yet accusing Nixon of anti-semitism for his use of the word "kike" is considered "unfair?" That goes beyond the realm of expressing a conservative viewpoint. That's simply a contradiction of logic. --[[User:PolyPartisan]] 19:55, 15 December 2007 (EDT)
Gotta say, the idea that antisemitism is "the driving force behind the anti-Iraq War movement" is crap, and to promote that idea here is irresponsible.--[[User:WJThomas|WJThomas]] 14:07, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
:The cites on the page say so. And not just the anti-War movement, the 9/11 Truthers, too. [[User:RobS|RobS]] 14:14, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
::For the sake of clarity, I'm not trying to claim that nobody who has protested is anti-semitic, or that some organization that has been involved in protesting isn't anti-semitic. Not saying they are either - I have no idea. But the claim that the general basis of opposition to the war is anti-semitism is the equivalent of the VRWC. [[User:Murray|Murray]] 16:21, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
:::Well, one big problem the anti-War movement has today is well documented in the mainsapce article here--the original persons and organizations that spoke out immediately after 9/11 and in 2003 either pointedly made statements constued as anti-Semitic, or they were interpreted as such. Since that time, a vast "middle" so to speak has joined up with these sentiments, and in many cases not realizing it, or not familiar with the background. Our purpose here is to not lose site of the leadership of the anti-War movement, their stated goals, objectives, and motivations, and to educate people about exactly what the rational is for this dissent from American foreign policy. And most specifically of all, we must not lose sight of the fact this is not limited to the US; it is widespread in Europe and in Islam. The American anti-War movement appears to be a Johnnie-come-lately to this phenomenon. [[User:RobS|RobS]] 16:31, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
==Israel and the Iraq War==
:Some supporters of the anti-[[Iraq War]] movement have been accused of anti-Semitism, including a group known as ANSWER-Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, one of the first organizations formed to protest the policies of the Bush administration. <ref>[ "The 'Answer' Question Poses Difficult Choices for Liberals"] by Gal Beckerman, ''The Forward'', September 30, 2005. </ref> <ref>[ Authoritarianism and Anti-Semitism in the Anti-War Movement?]. ''[[Tikkun (magazine)|Tikkun]]'', May/June 2003. Link is to page on the [[Internet Archive]], archived Oct 19, 2004.</ref>
==Revisionsit Jews==
Could someone be more specific as to who this group of "Revisionist Jews" are ath the time of Christ? [[User:RobS|RobS]] 20:12, 23 May 2007 (EDT)
==Term: "Anti-Semitism"==
I take issue with this term, mainly because the word "Semite" in pre-20th century history traditionally referred to one who speaks a Semitic language, which is a very large umbrella of languages and in turn defines many different peoples/nations (e.g., Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Iraq, Israel, Ethiopia, and others). When referring specifically to hatred of Jews, it would be more accurate to use the term "Anti-Judaism."
It would also be well to note that the term was coined by Wilhelm Marr, a German journalist, in 1873. By using the term "anti-Semite," Marr was simply looking for a more polite term to replace the simpler adjective, "Jew-hater." I am still researching my sources, but would like permission to make these edits. Thanks.
Also, does this line (near the end) read correctly?
"'''Chavez''' traveled to Venezuela [11] to appear with Venezuelan dictator, '''Hugo Chavez''' to denounce U.S. foreign policy which she blames as responsible for the death of her son." [[User:ps1107|ps1107]]
:Rubbish. Firstly, it was actually Moritz Steinschneider who "coined" the phrase, in 1860. Marr used the phrase in 1879 in his book "The Way to Victory of Germanicism over Judaism" not to be polite, but to lend his race-hate work with an air of scientific credibility, linking it to the pseudo-science of Heinrich von Treitschke and his tracts on the racial superority of "Aryans" over the "Semitic" - another pseudo-scientific term - race, which, in his use, consisted solely of Jews. The words themselves are neologisms, which have never been used in ANY other context. Your "issue" with the term is foundless. [[Image:User Fox.png]] [[User:Fox|Fox]] <small>([[User talk:Fox|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/Fox|contribs]])</small> 09:23, 23 June 2007 (EDT)
::Agreed, it is pseudo-scientific; however, why use a term in this day and age which is more or less incorrect? I won't say anything after this. [[User:ps1107|ps1107]]
== Mainstream media ==
Why does the term "mainstream media" link to the article on "media bias"? Besides being <i>hugely</i> ironic, it's certainly not encyclopedic to just brush off "mainstream media" (which includes channels like Fox News, and anchors like John Stossel, btw) as being biased; plus, the media bias article doesn't actually say anthing about mainstream media! [[User:Jazzman831|Jazzman831]] 23:32, 30 June 2007 (EDT)
----== Pat Buchanan == <!-- Comments above this line please -->I appreciate the clarification of my Pat Buchanan entry. Did William F. Buckley call Buchanan an antisemite because of his opposition to the original Iraq War? and what of JDL's criticism of Buchanan. Is it appropriate or spurious? Is Hugo Chavez a noted antisemite? (federalist12)
<references/>==Anti-Semitism and the Gaza attacks==Would it be appropriate to include the anti-Semite reactions by leftist organizations to the so-called "war crimes" in Gaza by Israel (as supported by the front page) to this article? [[User:JY23|JY23]] 18:21, 14 January 2009 (EST)