Hate of Arabs Is – Literally – Anti-Semitism

Arabs Are Semites

People who hate Jews simply because they’re Jews are obviously anti-semites.

But people who hate Arabs are also anti-semites.     Specifically, “semite” is defined by Webster’s dictionary as:

A member of a group of people originally of southwestern Asia that includes Jews and Arabs

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a :  a member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs

b :  a descendant of these peoples

(Southwestern Asia is more or less another way of saying “Middle East“, and basically includes  Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and surrounding areas.)

So anyone who hates all Arabs is literally an anti-semite.

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  • human

    And Ashkenazi Jews are not necessarily Semitic.

    • ClubToTheHead

      Now I’m really confused.

      How are we to know which murders of children we are to celebrate and which we are to condemn?

      • cettel

        the label. That’s all. For morons, it’s enough; it suffices.

        • BuelahMan

          Yes. Coming from the guy who insists Nazis and Jews are somehow related or the same.

          • not authorized

            “Germany may have lost WWII, but Fascism won it” – George Carlin

          • ClubToTheHead

            Totally different. Except for the racist murder war crimes.

  • Comte d’herblay

    Thank you. I’ve been trying to educate my inferioirily ignorant frenemies that the jews Hijacked the word a long time ago and you are the only one besides myself who seems to have learned that a Semite can be Arab or Jew.

    Finally.

    • B. Miles Teg

      Of course with AIPAC and the B’ni Brith anti-semitism means: someone who hates Jews, and also someone whom the Zionists don’t like…

    • not authorized

      Good. Now it’s in public view. Can we start calling those who wish to exterminate Arabs, Anti-Semites also?

  • BuelahMan

    My mantra is (when I am relentlessly called an anti-Semite because I am anti-Jewish control) is:

    How can I be an anti-Semite when I support the REAL Semites… Palestinians (Arabs)?

    I don’t hate Jews. I hate Jewish manipulation, lies, and their control of the US (and much of the western world). It’s about time that the rest start hating that same thing.

    • raghad

      you can be anti zionism 🙂

  • ClubToTheHead

    I’m very careful to avoid charges of antisemitism.

    Whenever I see horrible crimes against humanity, I pause before voicing outrage just in case the perpetrator is a Zionist, doing only what comes natural to him.

    Poor bloke can’t help it. It was the way he was raised.

  • Rehmat

    In fact, Arabs are the only people who can claim to be Semite people. Western Jews are descendants of Khazarian Turks or North African Berbers, who converted to Judaism centuries ago.

    Oxford dictionary defines the word anti-Semitism as “hatred toward members of any of the races supposed to be descended from Shem (Gen.10.21) including the Hebrews, Arabs, Assyrians, Arameans, Phoenicians, and Assyrians. In the past, somehow the term got reserved for discrimination of Jews in Christian Europe, though the great majority of Jews living in Europe were not descendent of Shem (Tribes of Israel), but Turk converts from Khazaria empire in Asia. However, after the creation of Zionist state of Israel by the western powers to dump their unwanted Jewish communities in the Middle East – the term ‘anti-Semitism’ has taken new meanings, that is – “any criticism of Zionism or Israel is equal to hatred toward towards World Jewry and thus fall under ‘anti-Semitism’ category”. On the other hand, the critism of Zionists’ victims – the Arabs, who are more Semite in numbers than the entire world Jewish population – is not accepted as ‘anti-Semitism’ by the so-called ‘Gaurdians of western civilization’. The Zionist ‘prophet’, Theodor Herzl, saw the usefulness ‘anti-Semitism’ tag from the early days of of his political life – declaring “the anti-Semites will be our most dependable friends, the anti-Semitic countries, our allies (Patai, Diaries, Vol. 1, P. 84). In the words of the Zionist Chaim Kaplan, who kept a diary during the Warsaw ghetto uprising, wrote: “Every nation, in its time of misfortune, has conspirators who do their work in secret. In our case an entire nation has been raised on conspiracy. With others the conspiracy is political; with us it is religious and national.”

    For centuries, Jewish elites have been trying to rewrite world history to paint a ‘peaceful Jewishness’ mask, thanks to their monopoly over media and banking institutions. However, many moral Jewish writers have exposed this ‘anti-Semitism’ myth. For example, Rabbi Michael Lerner wrote in Tikkun Magazine: “The media has been abuzz with stories of Jews denouncing former President Jimmy Carter for his book ‘Palestine: Peace or Apartheid’. The same charges of anti-Semitism that have consistently been launched against anyone who criticize Israeli policy is being launched against the one American leader who managed to create a lasting peace between Israel and a major Arab State (Egypt). Instead of seriously engaging with the issues raised, the Jewish establishment and media responds by attacking the people who raise these (racism, apartheid, mass killing, etc.) or any other critiques – shifting the discourse to the legitimacy of the messenger and thus avoiding the substance of criticism…..”

    http://rehmat1.com/2009/05/22/israels-roots-of-anti-semitism-racism-and-communism/

    • KVCapitalist

      Classic Anti-Semitic Canard.

      The Khazar Myth and the New Anti-Semitism
      http://hnn.us/article/38677

      Excerpt:
      The actual details of the Khazar theory concerning European Jewry are simply pseudo-history and crackpot poppycock.

      Jews already lived in Europe a thousand years before the Khazar kingdom was formed. There are no genetic markers or indicators at all showing that Ashkenazi Jews are descended from Turkic tribes. In fact, there exists considerable genetic evidence showing that European Jews are closer to Levantine and Syrian Arabs than to Central Asians.

      After the Mongol invasion most Khazars probably assimilated into the Jewish communities of Iran and Iraq, which of course eventually emerged as important Sephardic centers, formed mainly of Jews with Semitic racial characteristics, descended from migrants and exiled Jews from the Land of Israel. In any case, there are more “Semitic” Sephardic Jews in Israel today than there are European Ashkenazi Jews. And if the Khazars looked Turkic, how on earth could they give Ashkenazi Jews a European complexion?

      There are other problems. If all Ashkenazi Jews are descended from converted Khazars, why are there Cohens and Levis among them? One inherits the status of a Cohen (priest) or Levite from one’s father. Descendants of converts through the male line can never be a Cohen or a Levite.

      And why are there no Khazar surnames among Ashkenazim, or Khazar names for towns in Europe where Jews lived? And why did most Ashkenazi communities speak variations of Yiddish rather than Turkic?

      As mentioned, the popularity of the Khazar myth among anti-Semites represents a return of modern anti-Jewish bigotry to the racialism of the 1930′s and earlier.

      Nearly every anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi website denounces Zionists and Israelis as “Khazars.” Web chat lists in which Jews defending Israel are dismissed as “Khazar usurpers” are too numerous to count.

    • KVCapitalist

      GENETICS OF THE JEWS: HISTORY AND IDENTITY
      By Diana Muir Appelbaum, Paul S. Appelbaum
      http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/genewatch/GeneWatchPage.aspx?pageId=263

      Excerpt:
      Genetic data have also been useful for debunking myths of Jewish history. The best example is the Khazar hypothesis, popularized (though not originated) by the critic and novelist Arthur Koestler in the mid-twentieth century. A people of the central Asian steppes, the Khazars founded a major kingdom north of the Caspian Sea in the seventh century, and between one and two hundred years later Khazar leaders and some undetermined proportion of the people converted to Judaism. After the 10th century, they disappeared from history. Koestler promoted the idea that Ashkenazi Jewry was largely descended from the Khazars, who he speculated had migrated into central Europe. Although the genetic data cannot exclude some introjection of Khazar genes into Ashkenazi gene pool—and there are even some data consistent with this possibility—it seems clear that this constitutes at most a minor contribution to Ashkenazi ancestry. Koestler’s literary skills notwithstanding, the Jewish populations of European origins have clear Levantine roots.

      More broadly, widespread assumptions that since Ashkenazi Jews are usually pale while Near Eastern Jews tend to be swarthy, the latter must be much more closely related to the peoples among whom their ancestors lived have been overturned. As would be expected from their appearance, Ashkenazi Jews have a higher admixture of European genes than do their Mizrachi cousins, but in both groups the genetic links to Levantine ancestry is strong.

    • BrilliantAndBlack

      *sigh* Mizrahi and Arab Jews do exist you know, i don’t know why people ignore the existence of the fully-Semitic Jews who never left the middle East and ignore the fact that Middle Eastern Jews have – and have always – contineud to live in the Middle East to this day. It is NOT just Western Jews that exist!

  • Rehmat

    In fact, Arabs are the only people who can claim to be Semite people. Western Jews are descendants of Khazarian Turks or North African Berbers, who converted to Judaism centuries ago.

    Oxford dictionary defines the word anti-Semitism as “hatred toward members of any of the races supposed to be descended from Shem (Gen.10.21) including the Hebrews, Arabs, Assyrians, Arameans, Phoenicians, and Assyrians. In the past, somehow the term got reserved for discrimination of Jews in Christian Europe, though the great majority of Jews living in Europe were not descendent of Shem (Tribes of Israel), but Turk converts from Khazaria empire in Asia. However, after the creation of Zionist state of Israel by the western powers to dump their unwanted Jewish communities in the Middle East – the term ‘anti-Semitism’ has taken new meanings, that is – “any criticism of Zionism or Israel is equal to hatred toward towards World Jewry and thus fall under ‘anti-Semitism’ category”. On the other hand, the critism of Zionists’ victims – the Arabs, who are more Semite in numbers than the entire world Jewish population – is not accepted as ‘anti-Semitism’ by the so-called ‘Gaurdians of western civilization’. The Zionist ‘prophet’, Theodor Herzl, saw the usefulness ‘anti-Semitism’ tag from the early days of of his political life – declaring “the anti-Semites will be our most dependable friends, the anti-Semitic countries, our allies (Patai, Diaries, Vol. 1, P. 84). In the words of the Zionist Chaim Kaplan, who kept a diary during the Warsaw ghetto uprising, wrote: “Every nation, in its time of misfortune, has conspirators who do their work in secret. In our case an entire nation has been raised on conspiracy. With others the conspiracy is political; with us it is religious and national.”

    For centuries, Jewish elites have been trying to rewrite world history to paint a ‘peaceful Jewishness’ mask, thanks to their monopoly over media and banking institutions. However, many moral Jewish writers have exposed this ‘anti-Semitism’ myth. For example, Rabbi Michael Lerner wrote in Tikkun Magazine: “The media has been abuzz with stories of Jews denouncing former President Jimmy Carter for his book ‘Palestine: Peace or Apartheid’. The same charges of anti-Semitism that have consistently been launched against anyone who criticize Israeli policy is being launched against the one American leader who managed to create a lasting peace between Israel and a major Arab State (Egypt). Instead of seriously engaging with the issues raised, the Jewish establishment and media responds by attacking the people who raise these (racism, apartheid, mass killing, etc.) or any other critiques – shifting the discourse to the legitimacy of the messenger and thus avoiding the substance of criticism…..”

    http://rehmat1.com/2009/05/22/israels-roots-of-anti-semitism-racism-and-communism/

  • KVCapitalist

    Jews are Semites. The Arabic language may be a Semitic Language, but Arabs are Hamites.

    ARABS ARE NOT SEMITES!
    by Sha’i Bentekoa
    http://www.think-israel.org/bentekoa.arabhamites.html

    Excerpt:
    Shem was one of the three sons of Noah and he had two brothers, Japhet and Ham, and Hamitic was the term linguists chose to categorize the pre-Arabic languages of North Africa, which are different from the Semitic language group.

    And I use Hamitic as I do because I am a believing Jew who says not only that the Arabs stole Zionism and called it Palestinian Nationalism – they stole our claim that we are an ancient people and that this is our ancient homeland and that we are emotionally attached to it. They say they are an ancient people too and that this is their ancient homeland too. (This is, by the way, the identical technique the first Muslims used when they stole Judaism and called it Islam — a religion even more than Christianity that is a complete rip-off of Judaism.)

    I say they stole the terms Semite and Semitic no less.

    Arabs say they can’t be anti-Semitic because they too are Semites because they also are the children of Abraham, who the Bible tells us was the 10th generation descendant of Shem.

    But this could not be more wrong. True, Ishmael was a son of Abraham, indeed his first-born. But we Jews do not — like Arabs, Russians and loads of other nationalities — hold by patrilineal descendant. To be a Jew you have to have a Jewish mother.

    And Ishmael did not. His mother (this is all in the Book of Genesis) was Hagar, an Egyptian (Egypt=Mitzrayim), and Mitzrayim was one of the four sons of Ham (along with Canaan, Put and Cush.)

    The Torah also tells us that Hagar found a wife for her son who was also an Egyptian.

    Therefore: since Ishmael had a Hamitic (not a Semitic) mother and married a Hamitic woman, his offspring are Hamites, not Semites.

    • Tertius Wehmeyer

      The story of Noah is a myth. The old testament is myth. Not real history. So all of the above is really pseudo-history and really irrelevant.

      And if you look at the historic timeline of Palestine region from 3,300 BC i.e. 5,300 BP, then the Israelite period occupied less than 300 years from 1000–732 BC i.e. 5.6%. The Israelites supposedly invaded the land of Canaan, so not their land but a land of conquest. Even if you start counting at 1000 BC i.e. 3,000 BP, then the Israelites only ruled this area for 10% of the time. Of course, I didn’t include the occupation since the conquest in 1948. So who has the most historical claim to Palestine. I would think the Palestinian claim has a much longer history and that after the demise of the Turkish empire, the land should have gone to the people who lived there, not the Jewish immigrants who were forced there by European governments and their Zionist collaborators. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_periods_in_the_Palestine_region

      • KVCapitalist

        If it’s all a myth then the claim that Arabs being Semites is also a myth! I guess that subtle point escaped you.

        • Tertius Wehmeyer

          Aren’t all religions based on myths or the hallucinations of their prophets? So yes, you are so right,
          the claim that BOTH Arabs and Jews are Semites is a myth! However,
          linguistically Arabic and Hebrew have been classified in the same group
          i.e. Semitic languages. So from that perspective both Arabs and Hebrews
          are Semites. Or is this linguistic classification wrong? What should it
          be? Maybe you should write a thesis on this. Mythical terms are part of our culture and are very often used to name or classify e.g. the planets mostly have names in English based on Greek and Roman mythology.

          For someone that appears so well informed about your own myths you make a serious error by stating that the Arabs are Hamites. The Old Testament, one of your sources of wisdom, clearly states that Abraham had two sons, Isaac and Ishmael. Arabs claim descent from Ishmael and Jews from Isaac. Noah supposedly had 3 sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Shem was an ancestor of Abraham, therefore of both Arabs and Jews / Hebrews. Canaan, the son of Ham, was in this tradition the ancestor of guess who, the Canaanites. Modern Israeli archeologist have not found any signs of these wars described in the old testament. They assume that the Hebrews were a sub-group of the Canaanites. The older myths of the Hebrew Bible were copied from the Mesopotamian myths. The character of Noah was based on the Sumerian character Gilgamesh. See
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarchs_%28Bible%29
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishmael

          Regarding all your other points I suggest you read a bit wider than what you have been indoctrinated by. Please read these two books on Palestine written respectively by a “right-wing” and a “left-wing” Israeli historian:

          Morris, Benny (2004). “The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited.” Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-00967-7Pappé, Ilan (2006). “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.” Oxford: One World Books. (2006) ISBN 1-85168-467-0
          A good summary is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Palestinian_exodus.

          If there was no oil in the Middle East, there would be no modern Israel. Just not worthwhile for the lords of the world to spend their precious energy on an area that contains mostly sand. With modern shipping routes and flying routes. the ME would just not be important. It was important for Europe earlier because all trade from the Far East had to pass through the ME. Now, it is only about oil.

          • Tertius Wehmeyer

            And remember, the Jews come from the tribe of Judah, 1 of the 12 Israeli tribes. Where are the other 11 now? How big was Judea? Does that area cover the whole of current Israel? I think not. And why should Israel be so ethnically exlusive? Jews live in many countries in the world. In England we now found many nationalities calling themselves British. Why are the Jews in Israel so paranoid and exclusive. In most other countries, foreigners are allowed to immigrate in. To live in Israel, your mother has to be Jewish. Racism or not?

          • KVCapitalist

            The Arabs are not Jews. Basef on that argument the whole world is “Semitic”, which is absurd.

          • KVCapitalist

            You obviously didn’t read the article I posted above. Semitic vs Hamitic is a Jewish Torah construct.

            1) Ishmael’s mother was a Hamite. One is only Jewish if one’s mother is Jewish, i.e., it follows the mother not the father.

            2) Ishmael married a Hamite. However many generations later, Abraham’s DNA is but a drop in the ocean.

            Arabs are Hamites by definition of the origin of Shemitic vs. Hamitic definition.

          • KVCapitalist

            Ilan Pappe is Antisemitic and highly biased.

          • KVCapitalist

            Just because Arabic is a Semetic language doesn’t make Arab DNA Semitic.

      • KVCapitalist

        There is no such thing as a “Palestinian” ethnicity and if there was, the Jews were called “Palestinians” long before Arab Muslims were.

        The name “Palestine” was derived from the word “Philistia” and the Philistines were originally from the Aegean and were closely related to the Greeks. Also, the Philistines only occupied a small area in the region of Gaza. The Arab Muslims who now call themselves “Palestinians” are obviously NOT Greek. Arab Muslims invaded and conquered “Palestine” in the 7th Century under the 2nd “Rightly-Guided” Caliph of Islam, Umar ibn Al-Khattāb.

        Arab Muslims claiming to be “Palestinians” is no different than if they migrated to the US and claimed to be “American Indians” in order to claim that they had a superior right to land in North America. They can’t even pronounce the word “Palestine” correctly because there is no “P” sound in Arabic. They say “Falesteen” or “Balestine”.

        Roman Emporer Hadrian renamed the Kingdom of Judah (from which the word “Jew” was derived), Syria Palaestina (“Palestine”) and Jerusalem, Aeolia Capitolina, in an attempt to eradicate Judaism after the Romans put down a Jewish Uprising in ~136AD. This happened long before Arab Muslims conquered the Holy Land.

        The first mention of the expression “the people of Palestine” in a UN Document was in 1969, in UN General Assembly Resolution 2535 and the first mention of the term “the Palestinian people”, in a UN Document was in 1970 in UNGA Resolution 2628.

      • KVCapitalist

        “The [1929] riots were accompanied by militant Arab slogans such as… ‘Palestine is our land and the Jews our dogs…’ [and] brutal acts by Arabs…such as the killings in Hebron, where small children were tortured by their murderers before being murdered. …the Jewish community in Palestine found itself caught up in a wave of violent disturbances that swept with a fury through Jewish settlements and neighborhoods throughout the length and breadth of the country. The danger now appeared to threaten the very survival of the entire Jewish community.”

        Source: Shapira, A. 1992. Land and power. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, (p.174)

      • KVCapitalist

        “…the Arab historian Philip Hitti testified in 1946 before the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry that ‘There is no such thing as ‘Palestine’ in history, absolutely not.’ Earlier, in 1937, a local Arab leader appearing before the Peel Commission similarly declared, ‘There is no such thing [as Palestine]. ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented.’ …During the [illegal] Jordanian occupation of the West Bank and the Egyptian occupation of Gaza [at the conclusion of the War of 1948, in which the Arabs had proudly attempted to exterminate the Israeli Jews], the [so-called] Palestinian Arabs had [likewise] not claimed a distinct peoplehood or sued for self-determination.”

        Source:Levin, K. 2005. The Oslo syndrome: Delusions of a people under siege. Hanover, NH: Smith and Kraus. (p.288)

      • KVCapitalist

        “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.

        For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

        ~ Zahir Muhsein, PLO Executive Committee Member
        Source: Dutch Newspaper Trouw, 1977

  • KVCapitalist

    The term “Antisemitic” was specifically coined by 19th Century Socialists in reference to Jews, not Arabs.

    The Socialist Roots of Modern Anti-Semitism
    January 1, 1997
    Tyler Cowen
    http://www.independent.org/publications/article.asp?id=359

    Excerpt:
    The anti-Jewish creed was formalized by Wilhelm Marr, the German writer who coined the term anti-Semitic. In 1879 Marr published his book The Victory of Judaism over Germandom, which went through twelve editions in six years. He also founded the Antisemitic Journal, and started an Antisemitic League. Marr idolized Tsarist Russia, and earlier in his career he had been a radical socialist. The new anti-Semites who followed Marr expanded the medieval attacks on Jewish traders and usurers and developed them into a full-scale economic critique. The Jews who provoked the most anger were those who embraced cosmopolitan, Enlightenment values, and who achieved economic success.

    In the second half of the nineteenth century, Germany became the first country to develop systematic anti-Semitic political and intellectual movements. In Germany, Adolf Stocker’s Christian Social Party (1878-1885) combined anti-Semitism with left-wing, reformist legislation. The party attacked laissez-faire economics and the Jews as part of the same liberal plague. Stocker’s movement synthesized medieval anti-Semitism, based in religion, and modern anti-Semitism, based in racism and socialist economics. He once wrote: I see in unrestrained capitalism the evil of our epoch and am naturally also an opponent of modern Judaism on account of my socio-political views. Stocker had revered the Prussian aristocracy since his youth.

    Georg Ritter von Schonerer led the left-wing, anti-Semitic movement in Austria. Schonerer’s German Liberal Party, developed a lower-middle-class, anti-Semitic, anti-capitalistic platform in the 1880s. Schonerer directed his anti-Semitism at the economic activity of the Rothschilds; he advocated nationalization of their railroad assets. Later, he broadened his charges to attack Jewish merchants more generally. Hitler was an avid admirer of Schonerer, and as a young man even hung Schonerer’s slogans over his bed.

  • A.Alexander

    Arabs are aggressive Muslims(not all Muslims are aggressive). They prorieted Islam as the mixture of the Tora and Christian bible, spoiling both. Jews was named semites when they had not live Semitic language.

  • abstractheory

    Bullshit.

  • Mari

    I should say its still hatred directed towards jews, due to to who invented that term, so I just call hatred for arabs prejudice or pure racism.