history of anti-semitism on the left

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How many (in)famous Left-leaning anti-Semites can we name?

I'll start with three of the easy ones:

1.) Woodrow Wilson;
2.) Joe Kennedy;
3.) Helen Thomas.

Who else we got?
 

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Helen Thomas at least was as per her remarks in 2010,

"When asked for comments on Israel, she replied: "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine." and "Remember, these people are occupied and it's their land. It's not German, it's not Poland..." When asked where Israeli Jews should go, she replied they could "go home" to Poland or Germany or "America and everywhere else. Why push people out of there who have lived there for centuries?" She also mentioned she was of "Arab background."
Helen Thomas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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Helen Thomas at least was as per her remarks in 2010,

"When asked for comments on Israel, she replied: "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine." and "Remember, these people are occupied and it's their land. It's not German, it's not Poland..." When asked where Israeli Jews should go, she replied they could "go home" to Poland or Germany or "America and everywhere else. Why push people out of there who have lived there for centuries?" She also mentioned she was of "Arab background."
Helen Thomas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
You may not agree with it but its fair comment, its not anti-semitic, it is anti-Israeli for sure.
 

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Being opposed to Israel isn't the same thing as being anti-semitic.

That's like saying people who think Obama is a terrible president are racist and hate blacks. ... :cool:
 

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Like a lot of intolerance, Antisemitism has long found a home on the left. It is resurgent from the left today.
 

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history of anti-semitism on the left as well as on the right

and being opposed to the state of Israel in Palestine is anti-semitism
 

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How many (in)famous Left-leaning anti-Semites can we name?

I'll start with three of the easy ones:

1.) Woodrow Wilson;
2.) Joe Kennedy;
3.) Helen Thomas.

Who else we got?
The term "anti-Semites" means hatred against Semites.

Who are Semites?

Semites are people who speak Semitic languages, like Arabs.

Are Jews Semites?

Oriental Jews are Semites, because Arabic is their native language.

Ashkenazi Jews are not Semites, because Yiddish (a German dialect) is their native language.

BTW, Helen Thomas was a Semite, how on earth could she be an anti-Semite?

Did she hate Arabs, be these Arabs Muslims, Christians or Jews?

I think that Thomas was an anti-Zionist, that is the correct term.
 

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