Who is anti-Semitic?

Each time whoever express objections to the bombardment on Palestine, each time whoever says that Palestinians have right to an independent country, or even each time someone shows some empathy or compassion by Palestinian people being massacred,  automatically we are accused of anti-Semitism by Zionists and supporters.

picture by LatuffCreative Commons

That people so comprehending with an ethnic cleansing, always with the word anti-semitic in their mouths, at least should learn what that word means.

Let’s see the definition of Semite, in Wikipedia, Semitic people:

In linguistics and ethnology, Semitic was first used to refer to a language family of West Asian origin, now called the Semitic languages. (…) As language studies are interwoven with cultural studies, the term also came to describe the extended cultures and ethnicities, as well as the history of these varied peoples as associated by close geographic and linguistic distribution. Today, the word “Semite” may be used to refer to any member of any of a number of peoples of ancient Southwestern Asia descent including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews (Jews), Arabs, and their descendants.

So, the word Semite is not synonymous of Jew. Palestinians are Semites. Israeli Jews arrived to Israel from different places as USA, Germany, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Iran, Russia, … Jews aren’t a homogenous group as race or ethnicity, but an ensemble of different ethnicities and cultures, joined just for their religion. So, most of Jewish people are not Semites, in Israel and in other countries either.

Now I can answer to the question in the title: Israeli government is anti-semitic, Zionists are anti-semitic, and Israel supporters are anti-semitic, because they are doing or supporting an ethnic cleansing against Semites, the Palestinians.

For Zionists, to get a word like that, anti-Semitic, and misusing it in that way, is very useful for propaganda, turning the killers in victims. Israeli army slaughter thousands of people, but in the moment one disagree with that, automatically the stamp anti-Semitic is attached, not needing to explain it.

Often the stamp anti-Semitic is accompanied by some reference to The Holocaust, and it’s not needed to specify which holocaust, as if just one holocaust would have happened in the history. In this way the idea of turning the killers in victims is reinforced, as if the fact that a religious community suffered a tragedy in the past, give the descendants the right to steal, kill and slaughter whoever during the rest of the history.

And it’s curious that the great ally and collaborator in Israeli crimes, USA, has its own stamp too, to use on all those criticising their politics: anti-American. And again, a word, American, excluding the rest of inhabitants of America, that is not a country but a continent from Alaska to Patagonia.

To finish this post proving that I’m not anti-semitic, a nice song to Palestine, written and interpreted by Karla and Samir Hadj-Djilani, “Yo quisiera” (I would wish)


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