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Heritage changes spelling of the word 'anti-Semitism'

The Associated Press has changed its spelling of the word “antisemitism,” now writing it without a hyphen — joining the leading experts of hatred against Jews who have long advocated that usage.

The Twitter account of the AP Stylebook — the leading reference for news publications — posted on April 24, 2021, “We now write antisemitism (n.), antisemitic (adj.), without a hyphen and with no capitalization.”

“This is a change from AP‘s previous style: anti-Semitism and antisemitic,” it added.

Because Heritage Florida Jewish News has adhered to the AP-Style Book’s spellings, it used the hyphenated...


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