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honest with you. Frankly I don't know-- boy, I'm really making a lot of confessions-- I don't know what anti-Semitism means generally, as a general statement. I have raised questions about Israel's policy in the Middle East in regard to the Left Bank and Lebanon. Now does someone want to define that as anti-Semitism. I have raised questions about black separatists and the Black Power movement, and some people have defined that as anti-black.

I believe that people have a right to raise questions about things that disturb them, in terms of relationships among groups of human beings. Do the questions which I raise about white supremacists mean that I'm anti-white, you know, any more than the questions which I raise about black separatists being the negative image of white supremacists mean that I'm anti-black.

My definition of anti-Semitism maybe unfortunately is that the German government, the Nazis, were anti-Semitic in that they sought to-- to use your term, genocide. They were hostile to the extreme of taking groups of people and seeking to dehumanize them to the point of death.

Frankly, I have not seen-- and I've written about black-Jewish relationship as early as 1946 in an article in COMMENTARY. I personally have not seen that kind of anti-Semitism, which interestingly enough, that time when I wrote that 1946 article in COMMENTARY-- the editor of COMMENTARY at that time was a man whom I highly respected, Elliot Cohen-- the theme of my piece was that the “anti-Semitism” among blacks was in many ways anti-“whiteism.”. It was a reflection of the disparity between the

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