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Type political
Start 1879
Interest of • Academic Response Against Racism and Anti-Semitism in Europe
• Anti-Defamation League
• B'nai Brith
• European Forum on Antisemitism
• International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
• Brian Klug
• Labour Against The Witchhunt
• Emanuele Ottolenghi
• Shlomo Sharan
An etymological misnomer with no substantive meaning. In current widespread use to demonise people deemed to be threatening to cherished Judaic official narratives and to close down rational debate. A more accurate description of those it is applied to would be "people who Jews don't like"

Antisemite (root - semite; adjective - antisemitic; derivative - antisemitism; etymology - a person opposed to "Semites").

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica entry written by Michael Berenbaum, himself a Jew, the term was originally coined by Wilhelm Marr in 1897 to designate the anti-Jewish campaigns under way in central Europe at that time [1]. It remains in widespread use with similar notional meaning in Official Narratives and with its root "Semite" meaning "Jew/Jewish/Judaic".

However, in semantic terms it is a gross and confusing misnomer in that semitic defines a group of languages far more accurately than it does race or religion and in both usages it encompasses vastly more non-Jewish (especially Arab) than Jewish peoples – which renders it particularly absurd in the context of the Middle East.

In the nineteenth century it was used as much as a self-description by people wishing to proclaim their dislike or opposition to Jewry; whereas in today’s topsy-turvy world, an "antisemite" is best defined as someone who is disliked or opposed by the Jewish PR industry and petty politicians on the make.

It has no substantive meaning other than as an insulting epithet and, like its close relative "Holocaust Denier", its primary usage is to demonise and close down rational debate on matters deemed offensive or otherwise critical of important Judaic Official Narratives.

ICCA declaration

In February 2009, the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) spearheaded by John Mann MP brought together Members of Parliament from all over the world to improve the way in which Parliaments and Governments fight antisemitism ensuring that laws are adequate and implemented and that best practices are shared appropriately.[2] The ICCA, consisting of more than 700 Members in over 60 countries, saw its London Declaration on Combating Antisemitism signed by as many MPs, Ministers, Foreign Ministers and Prime Ministers.[3]

EUMC "working definition"

In 2005, the EU Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC), now the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), adopted the Campaign Against Antisemitism’s (CAA) “working definition on antisemitism” which is used by the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism, the UK College of Policing, the US Department of State, and the 31 countries comprising the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance:

“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 non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”[4]

The CAA gave these examples of antisemitism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace and in the religious sphere:

  • Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion.
  • Making mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, 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.
  • 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 non-Jews.
  • 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).
  • Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
  • 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.[5]

Home Affairs Select Committee

On 16 October 2016, Tim Loughton MP, the acting Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC), published the Committee's report on antisemitism which unanimously recommended limits on political free speech. The six Tory MPs, three New Labour and one SNP were unanimous in urging that:

  • the term ‘Zionist’ be allowed only in an academically neutral or positive tone; using the term in an “accusatory“ manner should be categorised as “inflammatory” by all political parties and lead to criminal charges;
  • criminal penalties as well as worklace sanctions be applied to those who:
identify the State of Israel as “a racist endeavour”; or,
compare Israeli behaviour in any way with that of the Nazis.

SNP Deputy Leader Angus Robertson told the enquiry that dialogue on Palestine in the SNP must take place only “within the context of supporting a two-state solution, and inherent in that is an acknowledgement of the right of self-determination for the Jewish people and the right of the State of Israel to exist”.

Robertson thus endorsed, and HASC adopted, the key elements of the discredited EUMC definition of antisemitism. Although never formally accepted by any representative body, the UK College of Policing has adopted it as guidelines. UK Government Minister Eric Pickles endorsed the definition in March of this year which would criminalise identifying the State of Israel as “a racist endeavour” or comparisons of the activities of the Israeli State in any way with that of the Nazis.

Angus Robertson MP claimed that anti-Zionism is a gateway to antisemitism rather than an antidote to it. According to the Committee “some people move from referring to ‘the Government of Israel’ to talking about ‘Israel’; then to ‘Zionists’, and then ‘some people start talking about Jews’; adding that “at some point along that line it morphs into antisemitism”. This ignores the never-ending efforts of organised political Zionists to conflate opposition to the programme of ethnic cleansing in Palestine with hatred of Jewish people - as if opposition to Apartheid, a system of White supremacy, was really hatred of white people!

This report backed by Tory, SNP and New Labour will criminalise large areas of free speech on Israel/Palestine. At a time when the Palestinian people face ethnic cleansing and genocide in Gaza, the members of this Committee have betrayed the Palestinians and joined an attack orchestrated by the Israeli Embassy to smother rising anger at Israel’s crimes.[6]

At PMQs on 19 October 2016, Theresa May admonished the Labour leader:

“Given the report of the select committee of this House about anti-Semitism and the approach to anti-Semitism in the Labour party, he needs to think very carefully about the environment that is being created in the Labour party in relation to anti-Semitism.”

However, Jeremy Corbyn had previously said the HASC's findings focused too heavily on his party, when three-quarters of anti-Semitic incidents were carried out by the far-right:

"The report’s political framing and disproportionate emphasis on Labour risks undermining the positive and welcome recommendations made in it."[7]

Fear of the Anti-Semitic label

Roger Waters was quoted in 2016 as stating about the music industry that

"My industry has been particularly recalcitrant in even raising a voice [against Israel]. There’s me and Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, Manic Street Preachers, one or two others, but there’s nobody in the United States where I live. I’ve talked to a lot of them, and they are scared s***less. If they say something in public they will no longer have a career. They will be destroyed."[8]

"Anti-semitic, it's a trick we always use it"

Former Israeli Minister Shulamit Aloni:
"Anti-semitic", "it's a trick we always use it"

It is rare to hear this sort of truth stated quite so boldly. The video is from a Democracy Now interview of former Israeli minister Shulamit Aloni by Ami Goodman broadcast in June 2010.

Inconsistent usage by Controlled Media

In 2015, Stephen Sizer was vilified by the commercially-controlled media and disciplined by the establishment who claimed that merely posting a Facebook link to the Wikispooks page "9-11/Israel did it" (not even alleging that he believed the contents were true), was in itself an "anti-semitic" act.

Peter Drew, UK Coordinator for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, asked the Church of England:

"Has the Church of England ever asked our government officials and media to provide evidence of their allegations against Muslims, or if they can’t provide this evidence then to stop spreading these false allegations about Muslims being the perpetrators of 9/11?"[9]


Joshua Bonehill-Paine, a 24-year-old man was sentenced to 40 months imprisonment "for stirring up racial hatred against the Jewish community in Golders Green" after carrying out what The Register termed an "anti-Semitic Twitter campaign against MP" Luciana Berger.


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
File:Antisemitism-Cui Bono.pdfreview2006Kerry BoltonA study of the relationship between Zionism and its perennial allegations of antisemitism among majority gentile populations, especially in Europe and the USA
David Cameron's Jewish rootsarticle7 January 2014Martin IqbalDavid Cameron's 'aristocratic' Jewish ancestry, and the gross over-representation of Jewish influence and finance in British politics. Brings clarity to the question of why the UK Establishment is so excruciatingly biased and subservient to the interests of the Zionist State of Israel.
Don’t Laugh! It’s “Anti-Semitic”!article4 February 2014Jonathan AzaziahAll you need to know about French Comedian Dieudonne and the interests prompting both the French and UK Establishments to such ridiculous and downright nasty demonisation of him
Manufacturing consent on "antisemitism"article20 October 2016Tony GreensteinJeremy Corbyn's Labour party is the target throughout this ill-conceived, politically tendentious and risible Home Affairs Select Committee report entitled "Antisemitism in the UK". The presumption of innocence has been abandoned by lawyer Chuka Umunna and his Tory friends.
Tactics of Organized Jewry in Suppressing Free Speechspeech transcriptJune 2002Tony MartinAn edited transcript of Prof. Martins address to the 14th Conference of the Institute for Historical Review in Irvine, California about the tactics of organised Jewry in suppressing information they deem harmful to them
The American Jewish scholar behind Labour’s ‘antisemitism’ scandal breaks his silenceInterview3 May 2016Jamie Stern-Weiner
Norman Finkelstein
Norman G. Finkelstein is clear: "It’s time to put a stop to this periodic charade, because it ends up besmirching the victims of the Nazi holocaust, diverting from the real suffering of the Palestinian people, and poisoning relations between the Jewish and Muslim communities. You just had an antisemitism hysteria last year, and it was a farce. And now again? Another inquiry? Another investigation? No."
The Jewish Questionessay1894Goldwin SmithA review of the historical tensions between the Jewish Diapora and its host nations up to the end of the nineteenth century
The Move to Muzzle Dieudonné M’Bala M’Balaarticle1 January 2014Diana JohnstoneHow a French Cameroonian Comedian has the Judaic-dominated French establishment so worried they are making embarrassing fools of themselves.
The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zionhistorical document1 January 1903AnonymousFamous - or infamous? - and remarkably prescient historical document from the early 20th century. It purports to represent the programs and methods to be employed to achieve Jewish domination over the Gentile world.
The Shoah as State Religion?article24 January 2014Diana JohnstoneThe paranoid sensitivities of the French establishment to any and all manifestations of ridicule and satire concerning the 'State Religion' of the Shoa or Holocaust

Official examples

Willis Carto
Ernst Zündel


  1. anti-Semitism - Encyclopedia Britannica article 6 July 2014
  2. "John Mann needs re-election help"
  3. "The London Declaration on Combating Antisemitism"
  4. "EUMC working definition of antisemitiism"
  5. "Definition of Antisemitism"
  6. "ALERT: all-party attack on free speech for Palestine"
  7. "Theresa May hits out at Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism in Labour"
  8. "Roger Waters: Pink Floyd star on why his fellow musicians are terrified to speak out against Israel"
  9. "Backlash by Church of England: Vicar Banned From Social Media for Endorsing 9/11 Truth"
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