Many of the Christians refer the Idols of Jesus or cross as "Icon" and say that since they are actually religious symbols and hence cannot be Idols. It sounds absurd but does Judaism differentiate between Icon and Idols like how Christianity does?
e.g: The following image is considered to be an Icon:
and also on wikipedia the engraved picture is called as icon of St Nicolas carved in stone.
P.S: I feel anyone can get away by changing the name of such objects and toying with semantics , am I correct?