Anti-Semitism

Regarding the recent controversy over “anti-semitic” remarks by a politician.

Apparently, the term “anti-semitism” is used only to refer to Jews:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism

Even though “semite” means any group speaking or spoke semitic languages, including Arabs, Jews, Mandaeans, Samaritans, and ancient Assyrians/Syriacs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semitic_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Semitic-speaking_peoples

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”.

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