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The Last Word: Why Blame the Victims?

The Last Word: Why Blame the Victims? Categories: Antisemitism     Author: Jeremy Jones

Sydney is a vibrant multicultural metropolis, built by people from many nationalities, ethnicities, cultures and religions. In the main street of Lakemba, for example, South, West and East Asian, and Anglo-Celtic sounds and sights are part of the rich communal tapestry. Amongst restaurants, gift s

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Anti-Semitism and the Arab Spring

Anti-Semitism and the Arab Spring Categories: Antisemitism, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Updates     Author: Or Avi-Guy

In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, expressions of explicit anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish sentiments are beginning to surge. In Middle East politics, it has long beem traditional to point a finger at Israel, "the Zionists" and "the Jews", who were blamed for all the problems of the Muslim and Arab

The Last Word: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Prescription

The Last Word: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Prescription Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

Between 1 October 1989 and 30 September 2011, I have logged incidents of "racist violence" against Jewish Australians and Jewish Australian institutions, including 566 of physical assaults or property damage, and 1,180 incidents of direct harassment and intimidation (mainly of families walking to or

 Gaddafi - the "Jewish" tyrant

Gaddafi - the "Jewish" tyrant Categories: Antisemitism, Libya, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

In Libya people have long speculated about Gaddafi's ancestry. While Gaddafi claimed to have been born in a tent in Sirte to the son of a poor Bedouin sheepherder and his wife, this story has been in doubt. Now that Gaddafi has fallen, many feel that they are finally able to talk freely about Gadda

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An antisemitic Trojan horse in Greece?

An antisemitic Trojan horse in Greece? Categories: Antisemitism, Europe, Far Right, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

The old saying to "never waste a good crisis" takes on a worrying meaning in Greece as the LàOS party with an antisemitic track record wins a major breakthrough for the far right by securing ministerial positions in the new unity coalition. And with everyone focussing on the potential implic

Report on Antisemitism in Australia, November 2011 Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Documents, Far Right, Immigration/ Multiculturalism, Islamic Extremism, Monographs/ Submissions, Reference     Author: Jeremy Jones

It is a reality, if a regrettable one, that within the population of Australia there are individuals who are antisemitic. There are, also within our society, organisations which have as their primary purpose combating what they perceive to be the nefarious activities of Jews. There are some organisa

The Last Word: Malays' Malaise

The Last Word: Malays' Malaise Categories: Antisemitism, Asia, Libya     Author: Jeremy Jones

On a different scale, but in some ways belonging to the same brand of journalism, was a piece in the Sydney Morning Herald: "A sex guide from Malaysia's Obedient Wives".The article delivered, as one expert on Malaysia put it, "some richly deserved ridicule" - reporting the "Obedient Wives Club's sex

Ilan Grapel and AIJAC

Ilan Grapel and AIJAC Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Egypt, Media/ Academia, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

As readers will note from the accompanying media release, AIJAC is very relieved and pleased that Ilan Grapel, a bright young Israeli-American student, has now been released after more than four months of detention in Egypt. Ilan served a 2009 stint in AIJAC's Melbourne's office as a visiting Goldma

Durban III Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, United Nations, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

This year's Durban III Conference also known as "World Conference Against Racism" held on 22 September in New York has lived up to expectations by promoting antisemitism and anti-Zionism. The participants at the conference voted on a political statement affirming the declarations of the original Du

The Biblio File: The Right's Wrongs

The Biblio File: The Right's Wrongs Categories: Antisemitism, Far Right, United Kingdom     Author: Jeremy Jones

Reading Matthew Collins' Hate: My Life in the British Far Right, I am glad that I live in Australia and didn't have dealings with the UK far right... Through this autobiographical work, a reader is given an intensive view of the violent personalities who inhabit the British far right, with as much

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