Regarding the recent controversy over “anti-semitic” remarks by a politician.
Apparently, the term “anti-semitism” is used only to refer to Jews:
Even though “semite” means any group speaking or spoke semitic languages, including Arabs, Jews, Mandaeans, Samaritans, and ancient Assyrians/Syriacs:
Wouldn’t it be more clear if “anti-semite” was replaced with “anti-Jew”?
Then the “controversy” would disappear. The comments were made regarding the state of Israel, not Jews. There are non-Jews in Israel, and there are plenty of Jews outside of Israel. It would be more honest if, instead of calling her remarks “anti-semitic” they were called “anti-Israel policies”.