Many stereotypical comments are made about Jews, such as their obsession with money, the shape of their noses, etc. but actually it's hardly true.
The discrimination against, and hatred of, the jews is mostly hypocritical, as among other events in religious histories, Muhammad created the Koran based on the Talmud, and Jesus began Christianity in Jerusalem as a part of Judaism (as he was a Jew himself).
Jews have no racist or prejudiced feelings towards anyone of any race or religion, so get very offended when started on or attacked, shouted at or discriminated against for no reason, whether it be on the news or on the street.
Jew: "Yes, I know. Do you think that offends me??? Dumb shit."
Ignoramus: "Jews control the world, are responsible for 9/11, and the Holocaust was a made-up story to get sympathy from the rest of the world so they could MAKE MORE MONEYYYYY"
Jew: "Yep. Okay. Do I even need to argue with this guy? What an idiot. Go home, redneck"
Biased news channel: "The Israeli army have just begun a totally illegal offensive against the Palestinians, who only fired 60 rockets into Haifa yesterday, killing 48 people. The IDF responded by blowing up a Hamas leader's house. Digsusting."
"The Jews control Hollywood!"
"The Jews caused 9/11!"
"The Jews oppress the Palestinians!"
"The Jews ran over my poodle!"
A Jew is a person who's mother is Jewish. (Some streams of Judaism argue that Jewish patrimony can be acquired through the father as well).
Jews are not a race but an eclectic mix of different races, nationalities, and cultures; they are a truly multi-cultural and multi-ethnic people. However, within this mix, there are distinct ethnic groups such as the Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews that make up the overwhelming majority of the Jewish People.
Most American Jews are of Ashkenazic origin -- usually originating from Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union. Therefore, American Jews could largely be classified as an ethnic group, hence the characteristic stereotypes, although there are exceptions.
A Jew is not a person who practices Judaism, although most Jews do adhere to some form of Jewish practice or cultural tradition.
A Jew is not an Israeli and an Israeli is not a Jew. An Israeli is a citizen of the state of Israel. While most Israeli's are Jewish, there are also non-Jewish citizens of Israel.
A Jew is not automatically a citizen of the state of Israel. A Jew must apply for and be granted citizenship to the state just like everyone else, although most are awarded citizenship rather easily.
Larry King is not an Israeli citizen.
2) is also a culture/ethnicity, that is to say it has a certain sense of humour, certain type of food and music etc.
3) A person who Mel Gibson talks smack about after he has had too much to drink.