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Challenging definitions

While we’ve seen the Left loosen the definition of genocide to fit a narrative and Zionism has likewise become a misunderstood, pejorative term imbued with settler colonialist tropes, I’ve been more surprised to see the very definition of anti-Semitism challenged. While dictionary definitions vary, I’ve been seeing more people claiming it refers to prejudice toward all Semitic people and therefore has been evoked by Jews to manipulate the world into specious sympathy whenever Israel is criticized. I’m also aware tha IHRA has its own working definition that I understand has been deemed problematic in its adoption by higher education institutions for reasons that elude me.

Anyway, I want to ask about any merit to the definition of Anti-Semitism that includes Semitic people and not just Jews. Does it come from a historical evolution of the term or does it lack merit entirely?

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