Anti-Goyism[1] is hatred of non-Jews. The Hebrew word for 'non-Jews' is 'Goyim' ('גויים').[2][3][4] In modern times we hear often about anti-Semitism, but seldom about anti-Goyism. For example, on 11 September 2016 and had no definition for 'anti-Goyism',[5][6] 'anti-goyism'[7][8] or 'antigoyism',[9][10] but they do have one for 'anti-Semitism'.[11][12] Rabbi Moshe Waldoks, who is co-author of 'The Big Book of Jewish Humor', has said: 'We do a lot of talk about anti-Semitism and we don’t talk about the fact that there’s a lot of anti-goyism in Judaism as well.'[13]

An example of anti-Goyism can be found in the words of Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef. In a Saturday sermon in March 2016, he said: 'If our hands were firm, if we had the power to rule, then non-Jews must not live in Israel.' He added: 'If a gentile does not agree to take on the Seven Noahide Laws, we should send him to Saudi Arabia.' The Gentiles that do agree to abide by the Seven Noahide Laws, Yitzhak says, should be servants of the Jews. The CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, condemned Yitzhak's comments.[14]

There are anti-Goyisch passages in the Bible. For example, Deuteronomy 28:1 (World English Bible) says this to the Jews:

It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that Yahweh your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth:


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