Wednesday, June 6, 2007

From Bucharest: Use of the word antisemitism: Background Issues

As I wait for some of the Americans who are going to workout with me to get ready, a thought: One of the interesting things that has already come up is the skittishness [is that a word?] of some of the countries involved in this meeting to use the word antisemitism and especially "new" antisemitism.

Seems that the UN Resolution on the Holocaust, someone pointed out to me, does not use the word antisemitism.

New antisemitism is particularly controversial because it is linked to events concerning Israel and therefore is considered "political."


1 comment:

aiks said...

a new word is needed, antisemitism is now used to describe anyone who either mildly or strongly disagrees with a pro-israeli position, or who is virulently anti Jewish. the word has lost its meaning