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Origin of "antisemitism"

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Submitted by joaquim (Canada), Oct 26, 2005 at 14:57

From Wikipedia's article on antisemitism:

The word antisemitic or antisemitisch was probably first used in 1860 by the Jewish scholar Moritz Steinschneider in the phrase "antisemitic prejudices" ("antisemitischen Vorurtheile"). Steinschneider used this phrase to characterize Ernest Renan's ideas about Semitic racial traits.
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