:eÓnitive spellcheck for antisemitism
ANTISEMITISM HAS appeared all too frequently in the press of late — but how do you actually spell the word? According to Danny Stone, director of the Antisemitism Policy Trust, it should be written without a hyphen (as in the JC). In The Times, he explained that “there is no such thing as ‘semitism’ to which you can be ‘anti’ in the way that a person might be anti-racist or anti-capitalist.”
The parliamentary reporting service Hansard has accordingly agreed to amend its spelling.