From Ancient Greek ἀντί (antí, “against”).
1. Against, hostile to.
2. Opposite of, reverse.
French sémite, from Late Latin, from Ancient Greek σημ (sēm), from Classical Hebrew שם (šēm, “name”), from Proto-Semitic *shem
1. A member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, Palestinians and other Arabs.
2. A descendant of any of these peoples.
3. A member of a modern people that speak a Semitic language.
4. A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Shem.
How can someone be called an antisemite when he criticizes the policies, both foreign and domestic, of the Government of Israel?
How can someone be called an antisemite when he questions the actions of certain corporations that might illegally profit on stolen Palestinian land, in which the questioning of that matter might disrupt the two-state solution, as claimed by BDS opponents?
How can someone be called an antisemite when he questions the amount of foreign aid Israel receives each year?
How can someone be called an antisemite when he never made any comments about the Jews?
Why call it antisemite if the term is only for Jews, and not the Semite people? Shouldn’t it be anti-Judaism/anti-Jewish?
If we can change certain historical terms to be politically correct today, why can’t we change the term ‘antisemite’?
Maybe it is about time that dictionaries and thesauruses change the meaning of antisemite: One who discriminates against or who is hostile toward or prejudiced against
Jews anything that is related to Israel.
After all, the current meaning of the word never meant what it supposed to mean in the first place.