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AFL delegation briefed on antisemitism, Holocaust history and Jewish community concerns

Former star footballer and media commentator Dermott Brereton, AFL General Counsel Andrew Dillon and St Kilda F.C. General Manager, Simon Lethlean, have paid a visit to the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne, where they were taken through the Holocaust museum by Museum Director Jayne Josem and Education Director Lisa Phillips.

Behind the News – September 2019

  Rocket and terror report The informal ceasefire understanding reached between Israel and Hamas under Egyptian auspices in May largely continues to hold, though with signs...

The Last Word: In Denial

Trevor Poulton, a little known author and lawyer who had earned praise from Fredrick Toben (Australia’s best-known Holocaust denier, notable for serving time in German and Australian jails for his writings on Jews), publicly touted his support for an effort to have a Jewish member of parliament thrown out of office.

AIJAC applauds Australia’s “momentous step” on Holocaust education

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has congratulated the Australian Government following Australia's admission as a full member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

Eyal Kaminka of the Yad Vashem Museum on resurgent antisemitism [audio]

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.

Behind the News – April 2019

On the evening of March 14, two rockets were launched at Tel Aviv from the Gaza Strip, sending thousands scrambling toward bomb shelters. In response, the Israeli Air Force targeted over 100 Hamas military sites.

Cinefile: Banal No More

Although the film takes Hollywood liberties – a romance between a beautiful doctor, who in reality was a man, and the film’s Israeli hero – Kingsley’s fictional portrayal of Eichmann is far more realistic than the allegedly non-fiction account by Arendt.

The Last Word: Denial of Evil

One person in that [usenet] group, had confected an identity so as to gather personal data and email addresses. That individual then sent messages to group members that there had never been a Holocaust and that people who claimed to be survivors were part of a conspiracy to extort money, guilt and political advantage from others.

The fallout from Poland’s controversial new law on the Holocaust

In recent years, Poland has become one of Israel's best friends in Europe. However, that relationship appears to have been badly fractured with Poland's President Andrzej Duda signing a bill into law on Feb. 6 which calls for prison terms for people blaming Poland as a nation for Holocaust crimes committed by Nazi Germany.

Biblio File: Of Memory and Memorials

Victor Ripp's book, Hell's Traces, published earlier this year, is a travelogue to places that no longer exist and can never be known, to the epitome of the indescribable - the Holocaust.

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