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From the EU's working definition: Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non­Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.'

In addition, such manifestations could also target the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity. Antisemitism frequently charges Jews with conspiring to harm humanity, and it is often used to blame Jews for ``why things go wrong.'' It is expressed in speech, writing, visual forms and action, and employs sinister stereotypes and negative character traits.
Contemporary examples of antisemitism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace, and in the religious sphere could, taking into account the overall context, include, but are not limited to:

Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion.

Anti-semitism includes making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective - such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.
• Anti-semitism includes accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non­Jews.
•Anti-semitism includes denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust).
• Anti-semitism includes accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
• Anti-semitism includes accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.
by Gregor of Maine December 04, 2011
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Hostility toward Jews dates to ancient times, perhaps to the beginning of Jewish history. From the days of the Bible until the Roman Empire, Jews were criticized and sometimes punished for their efforts to remain a separate social and religious group - one that refused to adopt the values and the way of life of the non-Jewish societies in which it lived.

The rise of Christianity greatly increased hatred of Jews.

"Anti-semitism is something that changes through out the ages, and it's only aim is to attack the Jews, Israeli, Hebrew, by either blood or religion."

"People who are Anti-Semitic are blinded by ignorant hatred
toward the Jews as it's been taught for century's."

"Almost Everyone and everything, that has been invented
or founded by the Jews."
"Nose is bent at its point; it looks like the number six, such a nose is a hook nose or an eagle nose. Lips are usually puffy. The lower lip often protrudes. The eyes are different too. The eyelids are mostly thicker and more fleshy than ours. The Jewish look is wary and piercing. One can tell from his eyes that he is a deceitful person." They have short legs. Their arms are often very short too. Many Jews are bow-legged and flat-footed etc."
–Abraham Foxman
by E. Harris Dillinger December 20, 2011
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The discrimination and degrading treatment towards the Jewish people.
WWII, NAZI Germany, Adolf Hitler formed and anti-semitic movement against the Jews.
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Hostility or prejudice towards people of the Jewish faith.
Bobby Claims he is an Anti-zionist rather than an anti-semite. Yet Bobby but has nothing positive ever to say about Jewish matters. He is likely an anti-semite.
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1. Theoretically, prejudice against Semitic peoples (these include, among others, ethnic Jews and Arabs), cultures, etc.

2. A historically important form of racism massively present in Russia, Europe and the United States until around the time of the Second World War, and to this day in many parts of the Middle East, among other places.

3. (also "the new anti-Semitism") The refusal to give unconditional support to Israel, or more broadly, to components of American imperialism generally.
1. This definition of "anti-Semitism" is never used, despite the fact that in the modern West racism is far more prevalent and important against Arabs than is racism against Jews, which is in most cases extremely marginal.

2. This anti-Semitism is intimately tied with many of the worst crimes in human history.

3. This is not anti-Semitism
by jammoe September 18, 2007
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