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This Spectator article was written to counter the false notion, so prevalent today, that left-wing anti-Semitism is a new phenomenon provoked by the conduct of the state of Israel. Mr. Johnson stated that "anti-Semitism goes back to the third century B.C., and the first incident seems to have occurred in Egypt, in the Greek trading city of Alexandria. It was provoked by the Jewish refusal to make religious compromises in accordance with the prevailing culture ..."

Prior to his concluding remarks, Mr. Johnson observed that "in the early twenty-first century anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism blended together, forming a continuum of hate. This conjunction was not new. Hitler had argued that 'international Jewry' controlled America and justified his 'final solution' after he declared war on the U.S. in December, 1941. This theme was then taken up by Arab extremists after the formation of Israel ..."

For more information, please see "The New (Anti-Semitic) World Order," beginning on page 14 of this issue. (Source: The American Spectator.)