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Is Google Anti-Semitic?

Searching the term 'Jew' results in an ad for Jews on sale in eBay. This is google's apology - funny that they've accepted it - yet not corrected it?

Google's explanation at:
http://www.google.com/explanation.html

An explanation of our search results.

If you recently used Google to search for the word "Jew," you may have seen results that were very disturbing. We assure you that the views expressed by the sites in your results are not in any way endorsed by Google. We'd like to explain why you're seeing these results when you conduct this search.

A site's ranking in Google's search results is automatically determined by computer algorithms using thousands of factors to calculate a page's relevance to a given query. Sometimes subtleties of language cause anomalies to appear that cannot be predicted. A search for "Jew" brings up one such unexpected result.

If you use Google to search for "Judaism," "Jewish" or "Jewish people," the results are informative and relevant. So why is a search for "Jew" different? One reason is that the word "Jew" is often used in an anti-Semitic context. Jewish organizations are more likely to use the word "Jewish" when talking about members of their faith. The word has become somewhat charged linguistically, as noted on websites devoted to Jewish topics such as these:


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That's because the person who started Google is jewish, his name is Googlestein.

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You know these day's people get their panties in a wad over everything. Got to make sure you are PC.
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If you say anything remotely critical about anything regarding Jews/Israel you are immediately tagged anti-semitic. Rather interesting they have a specific word just for that. Rather interesting it is so black and white with no toleration for gray. Fundamentalism isn't pretty in any form, much less in one that no one picks up on.
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If you say anything remotely critical about anything regarding Jews/Israel you are immediately tagged anti-semitic. Rather interesting they have a specific word just for that. Rather interesting it is so black and white with no toleration for gray. Fundamentalism isn't pretty in any form, much less in one that no one picks up on.
You mean like "Homophobic"?
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If you say anything remotely critical about anything regarding Jews/Israel you are immediately tagged anti-semitic. Rather interesting they have a specific word just for that. Rather interesting it is so black and white with no toleration for gray. Fundamentalism isn't pretty in any form, much less in one that no one picks up on.
You mean like "Homophobic"?


.........or deiphobic?

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If you say anything remotely critical about anything regarding Jews/Israel you are immediately tagged anti-semitic. Rather interesting they have a specific word just for that. Rather interesting it is so black and white with no toleration for gray. Fundamentalism isn't pretty in any form, much less in one that no one picks up on.
Just for the sake of clarity, not all Jews are Semitic and not all Semitic people are Jewish.

That should help nicely.

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"It is not anti-semitic to criticize the policies of Israel" Colin Powell
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"It is not anti-semitic to criticize the policies of Israel" Colin Powell
Wrong, if you crticize Israel you are in fact criticizing US policy in the Middle East. Please support AIPAC: http://www.aipac.org/whatis.cfm
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"It is not anti-semitic to criticize the policies of Israel" Colin Powell
Wrong, if you crticize Israel you are in fact criticizing US policy in the Middle East. Please support AIPAC: http://www.aipac.org/whatis.cfm
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