The phrase, “anti-Semitic” has been thrown around a lot these days. Here is the definition of the word, “Semitic.”
Semitic refers to a major group of African and Asian languages including Hebrew and Arabic.
Semitic is an adjective which in common parlance mistakenly refers specifically to Jewish things, while the term actually refers to things originating among speakers of Semitic languages or people descended from them, and in a linguistic context to the northeastern subfamily of Afro-Asiatic.
Both Arabs and Jews are Semites.
I personally believe the term anti-Semitic has become a catch phrase to stop discussion that contains opposing political viewpoints. We should be mindful when jumping on media bandwagons.
25 October 2022