Sunday, August 01, 2010

Israeli President should check his sources

Fury as Israel president claims English are 'anti-semitic' - Telegraph

The saying "An anti-Semite is someone who hates the Jews more than is necessary" originates not in England but from Joseph Eötvösz, a Hungarian nobleman in 1920.

Most recently repeated as a joke by the pro-Palestinian Jewish conductor, Daniel Barenboim in an FT interview in 2009.

I am English and never heard the phrase.
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