By Dr. Alex Grobman
There are those who claim that Arabs cannot be anti-Semitic since they themselves are Semites. If they do so, it’s out “of either ignorance or bad faith,�? opines Bernard Lewis, one the world’s leading experts on Islam and the Middle East. “Semite, like Aryan, is a classification of language, not of race or nationality. The misuse of both these terms originated in the same quarters, and serves the same purpose.�? Antisemitism has never “been directed against any but Jews, and this has been well understood by all concerned. The Nazis … saw no difficulty in simultaneously hating Jews and courting Arabs, and there were few Arabs who likewise found no difficulty in responding to this courtship… .�?1

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