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The Australian Government recommitted to remembering the Holocaust and acknowledging contemporary antisemitism at a meeting in Europe this week.
AIJAC's Jeremy Jones was interviewed on ABC radio's PM programme on January 14 on antisemitism
It also should go without saying that there is no place for anti-Jewish activity (or any other form of bigotry) in contemporary Australia. However, out of the many hundreds of millions of interactions between Jewish and non-Jewish Australians each year, some of them involve behaviour which is abhorrent and despicable.
There was long a feeling here that the nasty, far-right, neo-Nazi activity and sentiments seen in other countries simply did not happen, or even exist, in New Zealand. That complacent belief was shattered by the Christchurch mosque attacks
Isaac Rosenberg is rightfully celebrated as one of the Great War’s greatest poets and “In the Trenches” is indeed a fitting poem to read in memory of the millions slaughtered on the Western Front.