1 relating to or denoting a family of languages that includes Hebrew, Arabic, and Aramaic and certain ancient languages such as Phoenician and Akkadian, constituting the main subgroup of the Afro-Asiatic family.
2 relating to the peoples who speak the Semitic languages, especially Hebrew and Arabic.
Semite- a member of any of the peoples who speak or spoke a Semitic language, including in particular the Jews and Arabs.
My father looked like an Arab. He din’t look like a German, or a Pole. He could’ve passed for Sicilian but they’re almost North Africans, so?
I’m not a Zionist, at least not by conquest. The Roma can’t claim a right of return to Rajasthan. My point, and it’s obvious enough, is about Zionist hypocrisy, wanting it both ways. I’m an anti-Zionist because I identify with minorities in the west not with white Europeans. I’ve lived with anti-Semitism for 50 years, from landlords and neighbors to girlfriend’s families, all white Christians. It disgusts me that a Jew writing in the NYRB argued that Jews didn’t look like Arabs. Arafat had a Jewish nose.
At this point it’s pretty clear I’m arguing with anti-Jewish bigots, most of whom are white and who’ve found a a way to justify their bigotry by defending Palestinians, as white Europeans now hide their anti-Semitism behind defenses of Israel. As a Polish woman said to me a few months ago. “We have to stand with the Jews, no matter what we think of them.” Herzl would’ve smiled and thanked her. I didn’t smile. I said I was a Jew and I claimed the right of return to Poland. That shut her up.
European Muslims are the new Jews of Europe. They’re the revenge of the Jews. That makes me smile.