WA Delegate: The Democratic Empire of Imperium Anglorum (elected )
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The Most Devout in Europe
World Census experts polled citizens from nations worldwide to determine which seemed to be the most religious.
As a region, Europe is ranked 15,217th in the world for Most Devout.
|1.||The Archbishopric of Twente||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Godzoaligheid en Wittekind”|
|2.||The Holy Empire of An Clar||Father Knows Best State||“Worship the Banner or be destroyed!”|
|3.||The Holy Empire of Jon4de85||New York Times Democracy||“God, peace and unity”|
|4.||The Republic of Venetoland||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“From each per his ability, to each per his needs”|
|5.||The Ultimate Evil Corporation of Marnady||Iron Fist Consumerists||“We always disappear and never survive”|
|6.||The Holy Republic of Garystan||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Holiness till Kingdom Come”|
|7.||The Federation of Short shorts||Democratic Socialists||“Yer damned if ya do, and yer damned if ya don't”|
|8.||The Theocratic-Dictatorship of Orthodox States||Iron Fist Consumerists||“United In Faith”|
|9.||The Grand Principality of Greater Waldeck||Iron Fist Consumerists||“palma sub pondere crescit”|
|10.||The Most Serene Republic of Garya||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Liberty under God”|
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"While the conjunction of the units anti-, Semite, and -ism indicates antisemitism as being directed against all Semitic people, the term was popularized in Germany in 1873 as a scientific-sounding term for Judenhass (Jew-hatred), although it had been used for at least two decades prior, and that has been its common use since then."
I think that it is widely understood what is meant when one uses the term "antisemitism", and claiming that it includes Arabs and Ethiopians does nothing to mitigate the remarks that have been made about the Jewish people here.
I don't hate Jews, I hate Netanyahu, and condemn Israel's policy on Palestine and their government. Either Israel chooses between democracy or continued hatred and suppression of Palestinians. They can't choose both.
I realise and recognise the origin of the term "antisemitism", and how it transferred and transfigured into common and popular usage, however that does not negate the fact that it's true linguistic and "scientific" meaning would include hatred of more than just Jewish peoples, despite it's common usage being more limited.
I would also carefully point out that I did not contribute any of the remarks to which you refer, but would suggest that IMO none, except those posted by Woschia, could possibly be considered derogatory to Jews and thus hint at any antisemitism.
Personally, I don't hate Jews, neither do I hate Israel - My family was Jewish a few hundred years ago - I do however disapprove of the political leaders and policies of the state of Israel, run under the doctrine of Zionism - I find it puzzling that a state that was founded by a people fleeing war, oppression, and persecution; seeking refuge from their suffering under the jackboots of a fascist regime, and founded on territory gifted by the former colonial power of that land, and thus left annexed from the original native inhabitants, ends up becoming a state that exhibits its own form of fascist regime; that creates a state of continuous war and oppression against the original native inhabitants; making them "outsiders", persecuting them, restricting the rights and freedoms of these "outsiders", annexing territory and seizing their property; forever crushing these people under the new jackboots of soldiers descended from those who fled such things themselves! - Zionist Israelis have become antisemites to their own long lost brothers! - So sad...
I have made no such comments on Jewish people and hope I am not being accused of saying such things.
I can understand them. Only, really only, country that didn't demand reparations from Germany after WW2 was Yugoslavia. Tito said that it is really unfair. And if I were him, I would never regard. He done good. And in same time, I understand Israelites, they must be so mad beacuse of Holocaust.
I was not accusing you, rather addressing Woschia's comments and the suggestion made by Cymru that antisemitism somehow doesn't refer to racial slurs against the Jewish people, as if that made a difference in what had been said.
I'm glad many here seem to be against the oppression of our Arab cousins. But I would argue that in Israel Arabs fare far better than in the surrounding nations. Arab women have equal rights, Arabs are free to express their opinions openly, vote in elections, and they are far better off economically than under the PA. Further, I would argue that the PA itself is far more oppressive of the Palestinian people than Israel, though this hardly garners the world's anger. One example (among many) can be read about here as detailed by the Gatestone Institute, who's board is made up of distinguished individuals from all sides of the issue:
And what of all the funds poured into the PA to build the future Palestinian state everyone demands? Have they been used wisely to build the infrastructure a new nation would need to stand on its own? No! The donations of the world have been funneled into lining PA leadership's pockets and into arming "martyrs" for jihad.
If you really cared about the Palestinian people, dig a little deeper into how they have been treated (abused and exploited) by their own leadership.
They blamed the Holocaust on a Palestinian. Wow.