Logic is thrown out of the window when discussing semite, or antisemite. I have explained to many non Jews, as you have pointed out, that the real semite are the Palestinians. The reaction is always the same, silence. I believe that the brainwashing is so acute that society feels a collective guilt at the mere mention of Jewism.
Has anyone studied why the Jew has been run out of 70+ countries, and hounded for 2000 years? Maybe a pattern will show. The answer may or not be a valid defense strategy for anyone charged under these Orwellian laws. If “they” allow it in court.