Top Semitism Quotes

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1. "Anti-Semitism is extremely common."
Author: A. N. Wilson
2. "One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all."
Author: Abba Eban
3. "I think anti-Semitism is the meal ticket of the organizations that fight it."
Author: Arthur Hertzberg
4. "Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the businessman."
Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
5. "Racism towards Muslims is as evil as anti-Semitism, but try to express this simple truth on a partisan Palestinian or Israeli website."
Author: Chris Hedges
6. "I have been taunted on various platforms recently for becoming a neo-conservative, and have been the object of some fascinating web-site and blog stuff, from the isolationist Right as well as from the peaceniks, who both argue in a semi-literate way that neo-conservativism is Trotskyism and 'permanent revolution' reborn.Sometimes, you have to comb an overt anti-Semitism out of this propaganda before you can even read it straight. And I can guarantee you that none of these characters has any idea at all of what the theory of 'permanent revolution' originally meant."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
7. "Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood."
Author: Coretta Scott King
8. "Anti-Semitism has no historical, political and certainly no philosophical origins. Anti-Semitism is a disease."
Author: Daniel Barenboim
9. "Yet, nearly 6 decades after the Holocaust concluded, Anti-Semitism still exists as the scourge of the world."
Author: Eliot Engel
10. "Just as if Manetho's "Aegyptiaca" or the second book of Aristotle's "Poetics" reappeared, the simple fact that such a significant text as "The Gospel of Judas," believed to be lost forever, comes back to light, constitutes in itself an absolutely exceptional event. But in the present case, the impact of such a discovery takes on particular importance, since, through the rehabilitation of Judas, by presenting him as the closest disciple of Christ and as the one he chose to "betray" him in order to fulfill God's will, this text not only seriously challenges one of the most firmly rooted believes in Christian tradition, but also reduces one of the favorite themes of anti-Semitism to nothing"
Author: François Gaudard
11. "I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-Semitism, and anti-racism."
Author: George H. W. Bush
12. "Newspapers across the country and the world have published cartoons that have gone beyond reasonable differences of opinion and expanded into the realm of antisemitism."
Author: Gordon Smith
13. "Non capivano che il segreto dell'orrore sta nel particolare. È molto facile, un gioco da bambini, pentirsi di gravi colpe: errori politici, adulterio, assassinio, antisemitismo. Ma chi perdona il particolare? Chi comprende i dettagli?"
Author: Heinrich Böll
14. "It is probably true that the commonest real cause of anti-semitism is the action of the international Jew who is often unknown and always secure, but innocent victim of it is the poor Jew."
Author: Henry Ford
15. "I think that the roots of racism have always been economic, and I think people are desperate and scared. And when you're desperate and scared you scapegoat people. It exacerbates latent tendencies toward - well, toward racism or homophobia or anti-Semitism."
Author: Henry Louis Gates
16. "In Jewish eyes, ‘anti-Semitism' is any policy which works against a policy of the Jewish leadership."
Author: Israel Shamir
17. "The paradox of anti-Semitism is that it is invariably up to the Jews to explain away the charges. The anti-Semite simply has to make them."
Author: Jack Schwartz
18. "The disappearance of the Jewish state will not mean the disappearance of anti-Semitism."
Author: Jack Schwartz
19. "More recently, as faith gave way to materialism, anti-Semitism assumed a secular mode, harnessing itself to the dominant ideologies of both the Left and the Right."
Author: Jack Schwartz
20. "Through educational programming, Jewish American History Month will help raise the awareness of a people, their history and contributions. It will help combat anti-Semitism, a phenomenon that is on the rise and that unfortunately still exists in our Nation."
Author: Jan Schakowsky
21. "There wasn't anti-Semitism in France."
Author: Jean Marie Le Pen
22. "When two drivers curse each other on the road, and one of them happens to be a Jew, you can't define that as anti-Semitism."
Author: Jean Marie Le Pen
23. "In recent years - before the intifada - there were three or four incidents of anti-Semitism a year, and that's out of 18 million crimes and violations of the law."
Author: Jean Marie Le Pen
24. "As for me, even though I have been accused of anti-Semitism countless times, no one has ever heard me make anti-Semitic statements or engage in anti-Semitic behavior."
Author: Jean Marie Le Pen
25. "I myself think anti-Semitism is about envy."
Author: Joseph Epstein
26. "Whether religious or racial, anti-Semitism is always repugnant, one of the most destructive manifestations of human stupidity and evil. What is profoundly expressed in it is man's traditional mistrust of the man who is not part of his tribe, that 'other' who speaks a different language, whose skin is a different color, and who participates in mysterious rites and rituals."
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
27. "As Jews, their families left Russia to escape the poverty and the antisemitism."
Author: Martin Lewis Perl
28. "My father's politics and ideas were, to me, unforgivable. He was a Jewish convert who became very anti-Semitic, and I didn't find the anti-Semitism forgivable."
Author: Mary Gordon
29. "One of the accusations made against the Pope is that he did not give a public and obvious denunciation of anti-Semitism during the Holocaust. It's a valid issue but one that is often discussed with too little understanding of the reality of 1940s Europe. Such explicit condemnations of Nazi anti-Semitism were not really made in London, Washington, or Moscow, but it's always assumed that Rome should somehow have been different, in spite of the fact that the Vatican was surrounded by Nazi or pro-Nazi troops and that millions of Roman Catholics lived under Nazi occupation whereas London, Washington, and even Moscow were relatively cocooned and the latter even comparatively safe."
Author: Michael Coren
30. "In North America, the greatest threat to the Jewish people is not the external force of antisemitism, but the internal forces of apathy, inertia and ignorance of our own heritage."
Author: Michael Steinhardt
31. "The growing tide of anti-Semitism shocks the conscious of everyone who values freedom, and the ugly, hateful acts particularly stain the character of democracies where liberty and religious freedom are supposed to be respected."
Author: Mike Ferguson
32. "Antisemitism is unique among religious hatreds. It is a racist conspiracy theory fashioned for the needs of messianic and brutal rulers, as dictators from the Tsars to the Islamists via the Nazis have shown. Many other alleged religious 'hatreds' are not hatreds in the true sense. If I criticise Islamic, Orthodox Jewish or Catholic attitudes towards women, for instance, and I'm accused of being a bigot, I shrug and say it is not bigoted to oppose bigotry."
Author: Nick Cohen
33. "I am disgusted by the anti-Semitism of many Italians, of many Europeans."
Author: Oriana Fallaci
34. "Anti-Catholicism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual."
Author: Pat Buchanan
35. "If anti-Semitism is a variety of racism, it is a most peculiar variety, with many unique characteristics. In my view as a historian, it is so peculiar that it deserves to be placed in a quite different category. I would call it an intellectual disease, a disease of the mind, extremely infectious and massively destructive."
Author: Paul Johnson
36. "Where anti-Semitism persists, the well being of all our people is at risk."
Author: Paul Sarbanes
37. "I didn't know I was Jewish until I encountered anti-Semitism at the age of 10, when my best friend told me I couldn't come to their house because I was a Jew."
Author: Peter Eisenman
38. "Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism."
Author: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
39. "Thus, a story concocted by Mark strictly for evangelistic purposes to shift the blame for Jesus's death away from Rome is stretched with the passage of time to the point of absurdity, becoming in the process the basis for two thousand years of Christian anti-Semitism."
Author: Reza Aslan
40. "Let me speak plainly: The United States of America is and must remain a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. Our very unity has been strengthened by this pluralism. That's how we began; this is how we must always be. The ideals of our country leave no room whatsoever for intolerance, anti-Semitism, or bigotry of any kind -- none. The unique thing about America is a wall in our Constitution separating church and state. It guarantees there will never be a state religion in this land, but at the same time it makes sure that every single American is free to choose and practice his or her religious beliefs or to choose no religion at all. Their rights shall not be questioned or violated by the state.-- Remarks at the International Convention of B'nai B'rith, 6 September 1984"
Author: Ronald Reagan
41. "Finding the right form of debate regarding Israeli policies will remain a challenge in Germany. Even with every conceivable and warranted criticism, the danger always arises that it will be exploited by those who consciously or unconsciously present anti-Semitism in a new guise."
Author: Sigmar Gabriel
42. "There was a taboo as a result of the Holocaust that people respected that anti-Semitism was an ugly thing and should be avoided. Now that taboo seems to have been broken with impunity."
Author: Steven T. Katz
43. "While criticism of Israel is legitimate and justifiable, it cannot be an excuse - in any way, shape or form - for anti-Semitism."
Author: Tariq Ramadan
44. "I frankly encountered more anti-Semitism in the northeast than I did in Oklahoma, but not much either place. Anti-Semitism is not part of my life."
Author: Tim Blake Nelson
45. "Acts of anti-Semitism in countries throughout the world, including some of the world's strongest democracies, have increased significantly in frequency and scope over the last several years."
Author: Tim Holden
46. "But as my brother was doing his research for a book about my father, it became his opinion that the most influential anti-semitism my father encountered when he was growing up was from Jews, because his relatives were German Jews, and doctors."
Author: Tobias Wolff
47. "In my view the European culture carries a very heavy responsibility for the creation of Israel... it is a product of both British and Stalin's anti- Semitism, but the British never faced their own complicity in its construction."
Author: Tom Paulin
48. "Antisemitismus ist vom Anfang bis zum Ende das wirksamste Propagandamittel der Partei, ist die wirksamste und populärste Konkretisierung der Rassendoktrin, ja ist für die deutsche Masse mit der Rassenlehre identisch. Denn was weiß die deutsche Masse von den Gefahren der "Verniggerung", und wie weit reicht ihre persönliche Kenntnis von der behaupteten Minderwertigkeit der Ost- und Südostvölker? Aber einen Juden kennt jeder. Antisemitismus und Rassendoktrin sind für die deutsche Masse Synonyma."
Author: Victor Klemperer
49. "Antisemitismus als soziale, als religiös und wirtschaftlich begründete Abneigung ist zu allen Zeiten und in allen Völkern, bald hier, bald dort, bald schwächer, bald stärker, aufgetreten; ihn an sich gerade den Deutschen und ihnen allein zuzurechnen, wäre durchaus ungerecht."
Author: Victor Klemperer
50. "Anti-Semitism is a noxious weed that should be cut out. It has no place in America."
Author: William Howard Taft

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