The lonely, angry anti-Semite

August 2, 2020 by  
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At high school, he made no friends and didn’t belong to any clubs. He liked girls but having a girlfriend was beyond his abilities. Academically, he was undistinguished, doing well in biology but failing in English. Read more

Twitter permanently bans David Duke

August 1, 2020 by  
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Twitter announced yesterday that it has permanently banned white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke for “repeated violations of the Twitter Rules on hateful conduct.” Read more

Knesset makes effort to confront anti-Israel, anti-Jewish posts, hate speech online

August 1, 2020 by  
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Once heralded for bringing people together as a new form of digital communication, social-media companies have come under greater scrutiny in recent years for the spread of disinformation and extremism on their platforms. Read more

A chill wind from Poland

July 18, 2020 by  
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I’ve known Rafal Pankowski, the Polish academic and campaigner against anti-Semitism and racism, for almost 20 years, but I don’t think I’ve heard him sound as worried about the political situation in his country as I did when he addressed a seminar last week on Polish anti-Semitism. Read more

In midst of apology for one anti-Semitic cartoon, ‘New York Times’ publishes yet another

April 30, 2019 by  
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Despite apologizing on Sunday for running an anti-Semitic cartoon that ran in its international edition on Thursday, The New York Times published another anti-Semitic cartoon in the same edition over the weekend. Read more

Dunedin residents exposed to holocaust denial literature in letterboxes

July 29, 2018 by  
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Dunedin residents found leaflets dropped into their letterboxes, promoting anti-Semitic, Holocaust denial material. Read more

Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘existential threat’

July 29, 2018 by  
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On the evening of Monday, July 23, the parliamentary group of the British Labour Party held what Sky News called an “emotionally charged meeting,” during which they endorsed the definition of anti-Semitism used by hundreds of government departments, law-enforcement agencies, municipal authorities and community associations around the world…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

Who’s right? Not the left in Europe!

If someone showed British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn or Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan footage of the waving of Israeli flags during a speech in front of a mass of people made by Matteo Salvini, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and Interior Minister, at the his party’s (the League) annual gathering a few days ago in Pontida, Italy, both would undoubtedly interpret this in their own way…writes Fiamma Nirenstein. Read more

Europe is not anti-Semitic, but there is anti-Semitism in Europe

July 1, 2018 by  
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Anti-Semitism in many parts of Europe is on the rise not because of government policies, but rather due to pervasive sentiments among various sections of the public, the most senior Jewish community professionals from France, Germany, and Hungary said this week at the World Jewish Congress’ 5th annual National Community Directors’ Forum. Read more

South African Jewish leaders condemn ‘alarming’ anti-Semitic attacks in recent days

June 23, 2018 by  
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South African Jewish leaders condemned “alarming” amount of anti-Semitic attacks this week. Read more

Do the Jews control the World?

January 24, 2018 by  
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Our secret is out.  The Jews control the world!  We own the media. Politicians do our bidding.  Wall Street is a Jewish shtetle.  Hollywood moguls make secret deals in Yiddish.  Jewish professors propagandise their students to support Israel.  Jewish puppet masters pull the strings and their compliant puppets simply follow…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

Israel’s annual anti-Semitism report: ‘Mein Kampf’ now German bestseller

January 22, 2018 by  
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Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett has presented the Jewish state’s annual report on global anti-Semitism to the Israeli government. The report demonstrated that anti-Semitism is on the rise in several notable areas, particularly in Europe. Read more

Ugly slogan at Sydney station

January 18, 2018 by  
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The pristine white walls of Sydney’s Martin Place station have been daubed with a message calling for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to be “1st in the oven”. Read more

Anne Frank on Antisemitism

July 1, 2015 by  
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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

Identifying and combating the new anti-Semitism

June 30, 2015 by  
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How does one effectively fight anti-Semitism and its newest mutation, anti-Israelism?…asks Isi Leibler. Read more

Outrage at anti-Semitic attacks on Frydenberg

June 29, 2015 by  
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There has been strong reaction both within the Jewish community and without to a tirade of anti-Semitic tweets against federal Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Read more

French rejection of Tel Aviv students echoes 1942 Benzion Netanyahu episode

The world-famous Louvre art museum stands accused of discriminating against Israeli students, after being exposed by some clever amateur investigative journalism that echoes a 1940s incident involving the father of Israel’s current prime minister. Read more

ADC welcomes President Obama’s stand against anti-Semitism

May 28, 2015 by  
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Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has welcomed President Obama’s stirring speech at Congregation Adas Israel in Washington in which he warned of the alarming rise in global anti-Semitism and noted that, “When we allow anti-Semitism to take root, our souls are destroyed. It will spread.”  Read more

Global anti-Semitism continues escalating…writes Isi Leibler

May 12, 2015 by  
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This week, the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the Diaspora Affairs Ministry are jointly sponsoring the 5th Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism. Read more

Rebutting Julian Burnside

March 10, 2015 by  
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It is Julian Burnside’s opinion that the Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Andrew Bolt pose the greatest threat to our way of life (“The Islamophobia stirred up by Abbott and Bolt is a bigger threat to us than terrorism” The Guardian 26/2)…writes Geoff Bloch. Read more

Israel’s scandalous deficient response to anti-Semitic tsunami

February 24, 2015 by  
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Successive Israeli governments have failed miserably to meet the challenge of global anti-Semitism, not providing the leadership demanded of a Jewish state in these turbulent times and leaving Diaspora Jews to their own devices…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Antisemitism in the 21st century…writes Julie Nathan 

February 17, 2015 by  
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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

On Denmark

February 17, 2015 by  
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The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has expressed its sincere condolences to the victims and their families of the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen on the weekend. Read more

Anglican church apologises for remarks harmful to Jews

February 16, 2015 by  
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The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has issued an apology for ‘hurtful’ remarks made by a bishop in Christchurch, which offended both Jews and Muslims. Read more

Jewish headstones desecrated in Dunedin

February 16, 2015 by  
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A Nazi swastika was painted on a headstone and two other headstones were knocked over and broken in an anti-Semitic attack at a Dunedin cemetery. Read more

Getting anti-Semitism wrong at the United Nations…writes Ben Cohen/

January 30, 2015 by  
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You have to hand it to the United Nations, I guess. It’s hard to think of another body that would organise a special meeting on the subject of rising anti-Semitism with anti-Semites not just in attendance, but making speeches as well. Read more

Can the political left tackle anti-Semitism?…asks Ben Cohen

November 7, 2014 by  
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While I’ve never been a big fan of celebrity interventions in politics, I will concede that, on occasion, a big-screen actor or a rock star will achieve the kind of impact that mere mortals can only dream about. Read more

Diaspora Jews a soft target…writes Ben Cohen/

October 21, 2014 by  
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Next week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opens in New York. Read more

Nike yet to address video ad with anti-Semitic overtones

October 15, 2014 by  
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After initially raising concern on the issue this summer, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is continuing to press the Nike footwear and apparel giant to remedy its promotion of a pre-Soccer World Cup animated video whose content has what critics call anti-Semitic overtones. Read more

Uniting Church and anti-Semitism

September 5, 2014 by  
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Rev. Dr Brian Brown, Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT has commented in response to recent incidents of racism towards the Sydney Jewish community. Read more

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