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I think the real question is whether the “Chosen People” idea is indeed a legitimate cause of anti-Semitism – or whether it is merely another excuse.

Christianity and Islam represent two other major religious groups that claim to have been chosen.

Christian theology accepts that God gave the Bible to the Jews and made the Jews His special messengers.

consolidated their hold with the emergence of the Kingdom of Israel, and the Kingdom of Judah.

Some consider that these Canaanite sedentary Israelites melded with incoming nomadic groups known as 'Hebrews'.

Even if we exclude Israel from these figures, it takes only eight countries to reach that figure. North American Anglo Jewry (The United States and Canada) comprises 71% of the Diaspora and 46.4% of total world Jewry.

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