All posts tagged anti-Semitism

The tragic legacy of the Anschluss

I was born on February 11, 1938, in Vienna. Barely one month later, on March 12, 1938, Nazi Germany invaded Austria and within hours Hitler had proclaimed the Anschluss.

Spotlight on the ‘forgotten refugees’

"In NSW, we are no longer the forgotten Jews", former AUJS NSW president Hila Tsor – of Libyan and Iraqi heritage – declared at the third annual recognition ceremony of the plight of Jews from Arab lands and Iran, attended by more than 380 people on November 30 at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.

Anti-Semitism on the rise in Australia

The 2017 Report on Anti-Semitism in Australia released by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry reveals a 10 per cent rise in anti-Semitic incidents reported nationally.

Tackling today’s anti-Semitism

YAD Vashem's traditional role does not directly relate to combating contemporary anti-Semitism, but Israel's Shoah museum is widening its scope, now bringing the lessons of a horrific past into today's world, according to Professor Dina Porat, its chief historian.

Trump under fire over Charlottesville

Jewish leaders across the globe have condemned the violence at a white supremacist event in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and also criticised President Donald Trump for saying that the hatred and violence came from “many sides”.

Biran rings bell on inequality

ISRAELI Labour Party MK Michal Biran raised the issues of rising inequality and the unresolved Israeli–Palestinian conflict as key challenges facing Israel today.

Offensive banner blasted

A BANNER portraying British Prime Minister Theresa May wearing a Star of David earring has been removed following accusations of anti-Semitism.

French President Macron withdraws 2nd BDS-supporting candidate

For the second time this month, the party of French President Emmanuel Macron withdrew from its parliamentary elections ticket a candidate who promoted online a boycott of Israel.

Trump vows to combat Holocaust denial

Donald Trump pledged to combat anti-Semitism and Holocaust denialism, and to defend Israel in a speech marking the national days of Holocaust remembrance.

Music fest used as BDS platform

Supporters of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel have used a publicly funded arts festival in Adelaide to spread their message of hatred against the Jewish State.