Nazis, COVID protests and antisemitism

August 24, 2021 by  

Racism in the 21st century has focussed on opposing non-white immigration into white-majority countries and calls to expel those not of European ethnicity. Read more

Anti-Jewish online discourse in Australia 2020 – five themes inciting violence

May 10, 2021 by  

The internet allows free and unfettered expressions of all kinds of views, from the mundane to the malicious. While much online content is informative and educational, other content is vilifying and inciteful. Read more

Covid-19 and the plague of online antisemitism

May 27, 2020 by  

The Covid-19 virus has produced sickness and death, turmoil and disruption, around the world. It is a silent stalker of human fragility. But it has brought with it another virus, an older but virile plague, one with no known cure, and no limits to the amount of dead bodies it can produce. This plague flares up whenever the society faces uncomfortable changes. This is the plague of antisemitism – the longest-standing, most pervasive, and most genocidal hatred known to humanity. Read more

The deadly threat of far right antisemitism 

November 29, 2018 by  

Over the last year or so, far-right groups in Australia, mimicking those in the US, UK and Europe became increasingly open and virulent in expressing hatred of Jews as a group, and increasingly brazen in calling for their murder and genocide. Read more

True Blue Crew rally in Sydney

July 3, 2018 by  

A largely uneventful, and small, far right rally was held in Sydney on Sunday 24 June…writes Julie Nathan. Read more

Nakba Day in Sydney      

May 24, 2018 by  

As Israelis, and Jews around the world, celebrate the 70th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Jewish state, Palestinian Arabs and their supporters protest the very existence of Israel, in what they call Nakba Day (Arabic for ‘catastrophe’)…writes Julie Nathan. Read more

WJC Mission highlight – Dr Einat Wilf on Zionism

March 23, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) held a ‘Special Mission Celebrating 70 Years of Israel’, in Jerusalem over 18-19 March 2018. The delegation consisted of 70 Jewish leaders from 40 countries. The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, an affiliate of the WJC, was represented by me…writes Julie Nathan. Read more

Sydney protest calls for intifada

December 18, 2017 by  

Once again, Sydney Town Hall was the scene of flags emblazoned with images of guns, chants calling for an uprising and ethnic cleansing, and hate-filled war-cries in the name of Allah. NSW state politicians, Labor’s Shaoquett Moselmane and the Greens’ Mehreen Faruqi, were among those who addressed the crowd of approximately 800 Muslim protesters, most of them wearing Islamic and Middle Eastern dress, and a small assortment of socialists and others. Read more

Antisemitism on parade

February 24, 2017 by  

An eclectic crowd of people gathered outside Sydney Town Hall on Thursday evening to protest the visit to Australia of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

Muslim who decried Hanson’s anti-Islam views on Q & A had reference to “Jews” as “pigs” on Facebook

July 21, 2016 by  

On the ABC’s Q&A program on July 18, Khaled Elomar was invited to pose a question to one of the panellists, Pauline Hanson of the far Right One Nation party. Hanson was elected to the Senate at the recent Federal election.  Read more

The Antisemitism of BDS…writes Julie Nathan

July 6, 2016 by  

The Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign is inherently antisemitic. BDS campaigners deny this. Read more

False analogies to the Nazis dishonour their victims and the truth

May 23, 2016 by  

There have been numerous examples of discourse over the last few years which make analogies between the policies and practices of Nazi Germany and of contemporary Australian governments…writes Julie Nathan. Read more

Nakba Day – commemorating the Arab failure to destroy Israel

May 18, 2016 by  

In cities around the world, anti-Israel protesters commemorate Al-Nakba Day on May 15. ‘Nakba’ is Arabic for ‘catastrophe’…writes Julie Nathan. Read more

BDS in a nutshell

April 15, 2016 by  

The ‘Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions’ (BDS) campaign poses threats to Israel’s legitimacy as a state and a member of the family of nations, and to diaspora Jews…writes Julie Nathan. Read more

A letter to the anti-Israel Left

February 10, 2016 by  

Julie Nathan addresses a letter to that small fraction of the political Left which not only criticises Israeli government policies or practices but also demonises and denigrates Israel at every opportunity and thus denies its legitimacy. Read more

Dealing with hate…an address by Julie Nathan

September 22, 2015 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s research officer Julie Nathan spoke in a Sydney Shule on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah on her work in the community. Read more

Reclaim Australia rallies Right and Left 

July 21, 2015 by  

Neither Jews nor Israel were the issue, nor were there any signs of antisemitism, at the Reclaim Australia rally and the counter rally in Sydney on Sunday…a news report by Julie Nathan. Read more

Anne Frank on Antisemitism

July 1, 2015 by  

The theatre production of The Diary of Anne Frank is playing in Newtown, Sydney. I saw it last month when it opened…writes Julie Nathan. Read more

Refugee Week – who cares for refugees?…asks Julie Nathan

June 25, 2015 by  

World Refugee Day, and Refugee Week in Australia, were recently celebrated in recognition of refugees, past and present, globally and nationally. It aimed also to raise greater awareness of the continuing plight of refugees. Read more

Antisemitism in the 21st century…writes Julie Nathan 

February 17, 2015 by  

The murder in Denmark of a Jewish man outside a synagogue is just the latest in a long series of acts of violence and murder directed at Jews in Europe over the last few decades. Only last month in Paris Jews were targeted and four were murdered at the Hyper Cacher Jewish supermarket. Read more

Films, chants, and antisemitism – the protest at Verona…writes Julie Nathan

August 22, 2014 by  

The protest against the Israeli Film Festival went ahead in Sydney last Thursday evening, despite the preceding court drama. Read more

Antisemitism flaunted at fourth Sydney rally

August 5, 2014 by  

About 1500 to 2000 people attended Sunday’s anti-Israel rally in Sydney, for the fourth week in a row.  The event was again noticeable for its anti-Jewish expressions and for the prominence of the militant black flags of jihad.”
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Antisemitism continues at third Sydney rally

July 29, 2014 by  

Anti-Israel protests continued for a third week in a row around Australia. On Sunday in Sydney, the scene was similar to the previous two weeks, albeit with a much smaller crowd. Read more

Antisemitism flies high again at Sydney rally

July 21, 2014 by  

Sunday’s anti-Israel rally in Sydney attracted a somewhat smaller crowd than last week’s, but the flags, placards and sentiments were much the same. Read more

Antisemitism flying high at Sydney rally

July 14, 2014 by  

The rally in support of Gaza was held outside Sydney’s Town Hall, in the plaza. On the majestic steps and podium, and in the crowd, dozens of the black jihadist Shehada flags and Hezbollah flags were flying high. Speakers were dwarfed by a huge Palestinian flag behind them. Read more

A quieter Al-Nakba…but the message stays the same

May 16, 2014 by  

Around 200 people attended this year’s Al-Nakba protest in Sydney last night. Numbers were down on previous years and the crowd seemed tamer.  The Hezbollah flags and neo-Nazis, conspicuously present in the previous two years, were gone.   Read more

Amnesty Oz hosts Antisemitism…writes Julie Nathan

December 18, 2013 by  

The Facebook page of Amnesty International Australia (AIA), an organisation which professes support for human rights, has attracted a spate of anti-Jewish comments in response to a posted story about Palestinians in a West Bank village. The same page also attracted some anti-Muslim and anti-Arab comments in response. Read more

Melbourne Al-Quds Day features anti-Semitic cartoons

August 9, 2013 by  

Melbourne held its first Al-Quds Day rally this year. Read more

Al-Quds Day rally: Delete Zionists

August 6, 2013 by  

Palestinian and Hezbollah flags flew at the Al-Quds Day rally in Arncliffe, Sydney, last Friday…writes Julie Nathan. Read more

Anti Wilders campaign turns anti-Jewish …writes Julie Nathan

February 14, 2013 by  

The impending visit to Australia by Geert Wilders, the Dutch MP, has created a storm of controversy. Read more

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