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Subject:  Re: Paul Has Been Suspended Date:  11/1/2004  12:55 PM
Author:  ghdude Number:  628054 of 2305111

I never said they were. Palestinians are semitic people. Look up the definition of semitic, you will not see anything closet to what you said in your first paragraph. And I used it properly.

I know the definition and you're wrong.

Hostility toward or prejudice against Jews or Judaism.
Discrimination against Jews.


http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=anti-semitism

Duh.

Duh isn't the right word. That's a pretty new theory and is not accepted widely yet. Until now, it was thought that there was no genetic similarities between Jews and Arabs. Turns out Palestinians are somewhat unique, at least genetically, amongst other Arab groups.

It refers to peoples and languages. I considered what the Zionists have done to Palestinians as very anti-semitic.

No. It's specific to hatred and bigotry toward Jews. There is certainly racism towards Palestinians but it has never been referred to as anti-semitism except by a few Arabs trying to be coy by saying they can't be anti-semitic. Like I said, it's semantics I guess. Racism is racism. But the definition has nothing to do with Arabs.

Derek

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