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I rather use the latter definition, because that's what it has become. The word has become more synonymous with Jewry than any other of the nationality it has previously covered. That's why there is no subsequent definition for Arabs, or any other of the groups of people listed in the first definition.

Additionally, the negative form of the adjective, anti-Semitism, "is almost always used as a misnomer to mean "anti-Jewish" specifically". This further complicates the meaning, and adds weight to the belief that in our modern society, a Semite is a reference for Jewry.

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wannaB1L, I wish you all the best soldier. I'm proud of you.

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Harvey Birdman, great post. Thanks.

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The point is, I did look it up.

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Semēite    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (smt)
n.
A member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Near East and northern Africa, including the Arabs, Arameans, Babylonians, Carthaginians, Ethiopians, Hebrews, and Phoenicians.
A Jew.
Bible. A descendant of Shem.
The second definition is a Jew, specifically, so that would suggest that it is more synonymous now with the Jewish people than all Semitic speaking peoples.

A word is a symbol just like the swastika, and a word can change meaning over time. It does not necessarily mean that I am changing history.

Feel free to use Ďanti-Semitismí in the wrong context, because after 9/11 there was hate primarily targeting Arabs and Muslims, not Jews.

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there is no deviation from the original...semetic is arab and jew...period...you cannot re-write the past like a rap artist piggybacks a classic lyric and calls it something else...that definition of semetic is both arab and jew...and while some "forget" this...it is a fact which some of us will always remember.

bluewarrior, guess what... the swastika wasn't always a symbol of the nazi party.

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the "crescenting guerrillas" must be destroyed...and only the clerics and palestinian people can do that.

The clerics and palestinian people are the only ones that can destroy the "crescenting guerrillas"? That'll never happen, ever - never ever ever ever.

an∑ti-Sem∑i∑tism (nt-sm-tzm, nt-)
n.
Hostility toward or prejudice against Jews or Judaism.
Discrimination against Jews.

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Arabs can not even live with each other, and we expect a peace between Arab and Jew?

It is important that the World becomes realistic, but it is far more imperative that we as a Jewish people see the reality of the situation.

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bluewarrior, well said, but just because they are our biblical "brothers", does not mean I should trust the average Palestinians - and I don't.

The definition of a Semite has deviated from its original to become a phrase synonymous with the Jewish people. I don't like to put them in the same category as us.

At this point in time, they are our enemies and I donít consider them our brothers. We didnít fight for Hitler; we didnít blow up mosques and we do not do everything in our power to kill civilians.
 
Separation is delicious.

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That would explain it.

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Never said I could spell, all I said was that you're a genious, er uhmm genius.

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Monkeyface, and you're a genious.

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