What is antisemitism?

  • (noun): The intense dislike for and prejudice against Jewish people.


Antisemitism (also spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is suspicion of, hatred toward, or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish heritage. A person who holds such views is called an "antisemite".

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Some articles on antisemitism:

Antisemitism In France - By Country - United Kingdom
... In 2004 the UK Parliament set up an all-Parliamentary inquiry into antisemitism, which published its findings in 2006 ... opinion both within the Jewish community and beyond that antisemitism had receded to the point that it existed only on the margins of society." It found a reversal of this progress ... to investigate the problem, identify the sources of contemporary antisemitism and make recommendations to improve the situation ...
L'Heure Bretonne - Antisemitism
... In the same vein, Job Jaffré, under his pseudonym "Tug", published a denunciation of the bombings committed by the forces of "youtre-Atlantique", a wordplay on "outre-Atlantique" ("over the Atlantic") and "youtre", a derogatory term for "Jew" (April 1943, No. 142) ...
Antisemitism In France - By Country - Ukraine
... and History of the Jews in the Soviet Union See also Antisemitism in the Russian Empire, Antisemitism in the Soviet Union, and Pogrom There have been Jews in Ukraine since the Greek ... Antisemitism has declined since Ukrainian independence in 1991 ...
Antisemitism - Current Situation - Asia - Turkey
... Prime Minister Erdogan called antisemitism a "crime against humanity." He also said that "as a minority, they're our citizens ...
Secondary Antisemitism
... Secondary antisemitism is a distinct kind of antisemitism which is said to have appeared after the end of World War II ... School spoke of "guilt-defensiveness anti-Semitism", an antisemitism motivated by a deflection of guilt ... contributed to the development of secondary antisemitism ...

Famous quotes containing the word antisemitism:

    Worst of all, there is no sign of any relaxation of antisemitism. Logically it has nothing to do with Fascism. But the human race is imitative rather than logical; and as Fascism spreads antisemitism spreads.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)