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The antisemitism crisis in the UK Labour Party has escalated again, after a respected BBC current affairs show revealed that there was a backlog of 1000 antisemitism allegations waiting to be dealt with, while the Labour leader’s office has allegedly obstructed those in the party responsible for investigating antisemitism.
Recent publications discussing Iran policy attracted conspiratorial and antisemitic claims in the comments section.
While the British media is currently focussed on the leadership battles in the Conservative Party following the departure of Theresa May, this festering sore of untreated antisemitism is seriously impacting the credibility of a party that seems on track to take government at the next general election.
During a debate in the United Nations General Assembly this week, Australia encouraged increased Holocaust education as a way of fighting antisemitism.
A Sydney Morning Herald opinion piece about editorial cartoons attracted antisemitic comments.
Dr. Eyal Kaminka is Director of International School for Holocaust Studies at the Yad Vashem Museum in Israel. He was interviewed by Rafael Epstein on the "Drive" show on 774 ABC Melbourne on 28 May 2019.
The swastika has made frequent appearances during the 2019 federal election campaign. This is upsetting, but not really surprising given the fact that Jewish communities around the world have recorded a recent increase in antisemitic activity.
The swastika has made an all too frequent appearance during the 2019 Federal Election campaign.