NSW Parliament’s Hansard adopts growing consensus on the spelling of “antisemitism”

January 17, 2022 by  
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The NSW Parliament’s Hansard department – which officially records parliamentary proceedings – has adopted the official spelling of “antisemitism” over the increasingly archaic common misspelling “antisemitism”. Read more

Hostages taken at Texas synagogue

January 16, 2022 by  
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Police are negotiating with a man believed to have taken people hostage at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, during a service that was being broadcast online. Read more

Yad Vashem launches academy to train future leaders in Holocaust awareness

January 9, 2022 by  
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One hundred stalwart souls braved the chilling Jerusalem rain and influx of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday to witness the rollout of what is designed to be the next big step for empowering Holocaust awareness for future generations. Read more

Harry Potter and the search for fake antisemitism

Jon Stewart tells us he was just kidding. The former star of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” who now has a popular podcast, is involved in entertainment projects as well as supporting various philanthropic causes. Read more

Rabbi resigns after 30 years at BBC over ‘inexcusable’ antisemitism

January 5, 2022 by  
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A rabbi who has worked for the BBC for decades has tendered his resignation with the British Broadcasting Corporation in response to their handling of a story about a Chanukah night attack on a group of Jewish teens. Read more

Survey: 80 percent of Israelis concerned about growing antisemitism worldwide

January 5, 2022 by  
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A recent Israel-wide survey has found that almost 80 percent of Israelis are concerned about antisemitism globally, with almost three-quarters of citizens (73 percent) believing antisemitism is widespread. Read more

NSW Education employee “no longer employed”

November 19, 2021 by  
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NSW Labor frontbencher Walt Secord, NSW Education has confirmed that the employee who posted antisemitic comments alongside a photo of Adolf Hitler “is no longer employed by the department” – bringing the long-running matter to an end. Read more

Standing against antisemitism and intolerance

November 18, 2021 by  
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The Victorian Liberal Nationals have announced a new commitment to combating antisemitism and intolerance across the state. Read more

FIFA president urged to take action against Polish referee’s anti-Jewish rant

November 5, 2021 by  
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Jewish and antisemitism watchdog groups are urging FIFA to take a stance concerning a Polish soccer referee who went on a rant against Jews. Read more

German antisemitism, real and perceived

October 24, 2021 by  
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There were more than 2,000 reported antisemitic incidents in Germany in 2020 and just under 2,000 the previous year. That’s around or five or six incidents, some of them involving violence or verbal abuse, every day. Read more

UPJ and ARZA welcome government’s IHRA antisemitism adoption

October 15, 2021 by  
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The Union for Progressive Judaism and The Australian Reform/Progressive Zionist Association have welcomed the Australian Government’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism. Read more

Australia adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

October 14, 2021 by  
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism that the Australian government pledges to embrace the definition of antisemitism adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. Read more

In the face of European hypocrisy, time for Israel’s supporters to remake the cultural weather

The European Commission released on Tuesday its first official strategy on fighting antisemitism and promoting Jewish life. Read more

Oboler to attend important forum on the Holocaust remembrance and antisemitism

October 8, 2021 by  
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Andre Oboler heads to Sweden this weekend,  the sole Australian representative making the long trip to attend the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism.

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Vandals paint Holocaust-denial messages at site of Auschwitz-Birkenau

October 7, 2021 by  
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The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum condemned recent vandalism that took place at the site of the former Nazi concentration camp. Read more

On visible and invisible Jews

September 26, 2021 by  
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During the middle days of the Sukkot festival, small groups of haredi kids can be seen wandering along the thoroughfares of New York City’s Upper West Side, asking passersby whether they are Jewish. Read more

‘There is a Jew hiding behind me—come and kill him’

September 19, 2021 by  
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When the former Trump administration announced that it was moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in December 2017, the reaction in the Muslim world and among Muslim communities in the West was predictably furious. Read more

Online Hate Prevention Institute welcomes Victorian Government’s response to the anti-vilification inquiry but sounds a warning

September 8, 2021 by  
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The Online Hate Prevention Institute has welcomed the Victorian Government’s response to the Inquiry into anti-vilification protections but warned that the critical issue of online hate, which is fuelling much of the vilification the inquiry investigated, may not be receiving the urgent attention it needs. Read more

A second request to NSW Education Minister to release of information surrounding antisemitic post by education department employee

September 6, 2021 by  
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NSW Labor frontbencher Walt Secord has appealed directly to the Education Minister Sarah Mitchell to intervene and overturn her department’s decision to block for a second time the release of material surrounding an Education department employee who posted antisemitic comments alongside a photo of Adolf Hitler. Read more

NSW Education Department “reviewing” its decision to block release of information surrounding antisemitic post

September 2, 2021 by  
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The NSW State Government has agreed to an “internal review” of its decision to block the release of documents relating to an Education department employee who posted antisemitic comments alongside a photo of Adolf Hitler on the Australasian Union of Jewish Students’ Facebook page. Read more

Appeasement

August 27, 2021 by  
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I was brought up to despise the word appeasement. It was the ideology favoured by much of the British aristocracy and political leaders before the Second World War. Read more

Nazis, COVID protests and antisemitism

August 24, 2021 by  
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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

Fighting antisemitism should not be Israel’s primary concern

August 23, 2021 by  
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Antisemitism is a phenomenon at least two thousand years old. Read more

‘Not vaccinated:’ How refusal is spreading the virus of antisemitism

August 7, 2021 by  
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A sad sight has returned to the streets of New York—and doubtless, to other cities around the country in which a growing majority of residents have vaccinated themselves from COVID-19. Read more

New report slams social-media giants for ‘failing to act on antisemitism’

August 5, 2021 by  
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A new report by the Centre to Counter Digital Hate (CCDH) revealed that five major social-media companies failed to act upon 84 percent of antisemitic posts on their websites, despite promising to double down on antisemitism. Read more

The inevitable inequitable application of proposed laws

August 4, 2021 by  
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Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling ice cream in Jewish communities in the West Bank has caused ripples – and may be a breach of US laws that prohibit discriminatory boycotts. Read more

‘Jews Always Run Away’: Fighting stereotypes in sports

July 31, 2021 by  
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A non-Jewish professional soccer player in the Netherlands has become the latest example of how the most virulent antisemitism can be directed at someone who isn’t a Jew, and yet is perceived to be one. Read more

The case of Hungary: Anti-Semitism without violence

July 26, 2021 by  
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Is it possible for a country to be the locus of widespread antipathy towards Jews while simultaneously maintaining relatively low levels of antisemitic hate crime? A newly published report by the Jewish community in Hungary demonstrates that it is. Read more

Athletes Say NO to Antisemitism

July 23, 2021 by  
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To coincide with the Olympic Games, International March of the Living, Maccabi World Union and the Maccabiah are launching a global campaign to combat the exponential rise of antisemitism around the world.  Read more

Ben & Jerry’s and antisemitism

July 22, 2021 by  
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Twitter exploded with the news of Ben & Jerry’s new position on Israel. Read more

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