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Report: Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Australia

Society & Culture  (tags: Australia, anti-Semtiism )

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Study cites 35 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents from 2013. Cases of verbal and physical assault are up. In August 5 drunk teenagers boarded a schoolbus carrying Jewish children yelling "Heil Hitler" and "Kill the Jews."


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Freya H (345)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 10:18 am
As much as I abhor anti-Jewish attacks and prejudice, I can understand why it may be on the rise: the realization that Israel is the world's sacred cow. Unfortunately, the a--holes yelling hateful messages are tarring all Jews with the same brush, thinking that all Jews are responsible for the Israeli government's evil deeds. Lots of Jews are totally opposed to the brutal oppression of the Palestinians.

. (0)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 12:47 pm
As --by israel's(PTB's - may the ysoon become history! -- ) very own definition every critique of israel or mentioning of it's crimes and atrocities is to be considered or presented as ""antisemitism"" AND israel keps adding to its atrocities and crimes, its a good thing that """anti-semitism""" is on the rise.

" 'Anti-Semite' used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated BY [certain] Jews." -- Joseph Sobran (1946-2010)

The classic discussion of this was given by israel's UN ambassador, Abba Eban, around 1970 in an interesting article.. in "Congress Weekly" (a major journal of the US jewish community).. in which he essentially gives his instructions to the US.j.comm. and says, "Your task is to convince the population and the world that any criticism of israel is either anti-semitism or, in the case of jews, an indication of jewish self-hatred."
-- N.C., "The Citizen of the Century" (P.Weibel), in Noam Chomsky (Oct, 2014) "The Future of the Israel-Palestine Conflict"

Animae C (507)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 1:25 pm
Vulgar, i'll never understand this type of deep hatred.


Suzanne L (101)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 2:31 pm
There is a difference in being critical of Israel's policies or actions and anti-Semitism. After 9/ll there were fears that there would be widespread anti-Muslim attacks, but that didn't occur. Anti-Semitism remains deeply entrenched and cannot be explained away by current events. TY for posting David.

Stan B (123)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 3:08 pm
Israel is the excuse: not the reason. 2000 years of preaching Jew hatred by the Christian Church might have something to do with it.

Walter F (129)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 3:40 pm
You hit it Stan when I was a boy some of my catholic family members used to hurl sh.t at me because of my Jewish background..Needless to say I hurled it back. I used to tell them that the Romans tore Jesus flesh to ribbons with whips and drove the nails into His body To this day I have nothing to do with them or mindless bigots.. It was always traditional with knuckle draggers to hate Jews ,Times haven't changed.I

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 4:07 pm
You got that right boys, we know that was slated for us in life; but we also know the end times and the Final Judgement are coming.

. (0)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 5:41 pm
No, times have not (really) changed so much.

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 7:35 pm
I'm afraid that every nation has to have someone on which to look down.
It never ends.

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 8:21 pm
Israeli nationalism does not equal the Jewish religion, this is a fact that people seem not to understand. There are so many Jews who do not agree with our country's present policies. Because they are viewed as one, antisemitism is on the rise. But Jews as Jews have always been feared and hated.

Laurie H (818)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 8:26 pm
Hatred, passed down through ignorance over so many years--all so sad. Thank you so much David!!~

Stella G (403)
Sunday November 16, 2014, 11:30 pm
Grazie David, purtroppo i bigotti e gli ignoranti esistono da sempre e confondono tra l'altro la politica del paese con le speranze e i comportamenti della gente.

Hilary S (65)
Monday November 17, 2014, 1:41 am
to those non-israelis whose energies are spent criticising israel, and none on criticising any other country's choices or policies - i call you on antisemitism! THAT is where anti-israel = antisemitism can be recognised. the argument that you are jewish, or that some of your best friends are, simply doesn't wash.

Maryanne Bakun (119)
Monday November 17, 2014, 7:17 pm
Thank you David for this article. Signed & Noted

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 1:37 am

David E (139)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 1:44 am
I believe that Anti-Semitism can be categorized. You have the anti-Semite who hates Jews no matter what and can become violent (verbal and/or physical). Then you have the more sophisticated/academic anti-Semitism which sees this phenomena as “politically incorrect” so he uses anti-Zionist/Israel as his media which can lead to open anti-Semitism. The catalyst for much of the openness today has been the Moslem anti-Semitism.

My key to differentiating between anti-Semites and those criticizing Israel is as follows. If the person, and/or organization, places all or even most of their efforts only on Israel for what they consider “occupation”, “settlements”, “Apartheid” and/or “human rights violations” and ignores major human rights violators around the world, then there might be some degree of anti-Semitism involved. One example is Turkey’s illegal occupation and settlement of northern Cyprus. Why do the do-gooders bash Israel and not Turkey? Israel has become the world’s “Jew”. Unfortunately this is part of the history of the Jewish People.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 9:18 am
I can't believe this hatred of Jews is still going on, absolutely're right Barbara D. Final judgement is coming.

Stephen Brian (23)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 10:45 am
I doubt that antisemitism itself has anything to do with Israel's actions. Every major form of antisemitism today predates Israel. Expression of antisemitism might be encouraged, however, simply because claiming motives of political protest allows perpetrators of hate-crimes to escape the stigma of being recognized as bigots. It works because Israel is the exact opposite of a "sacred cow" and has been for so long that nobody questions motives.

Let's check reactions to the same game with other groups and countries:
What if Asians in the U.K. had threatened some white kids and then said it was in protest against (primarily white) Australia's refugee-policies? What if they had even done it in Australia?

What if teenagers had run around a native reserve in Canada, teasing locals about loss in the old colonial wars, but then said it was in protest against rampant nepotism and corruption by their leaders?

What if whites in the U.S. attacked Latinos claiming to be protesting Mexican corruption which enables cross-border human trafficking?

I don't know the answers to these questions because I've never heard of a single case of anybody even trying such excuses. Why, then, would antisemitism in Australia be attributed to Israeli operations? Why would anybody imagine that Israel is somehow a "sacred cow", more than Australia, Mexico, or the Native reserves in Canada?

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 1:53 pm
Noted, thanks.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 2:07 pm
Noted, thanks.

bob m (32)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 4:16 pm

instant deportation

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 7:24 pm
This must stop

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 7:27 pm
Five teens were arrested in Sydney, Australia, for boarding a bus carrying students from three Jewish private schools and yelling “Heil Hitler” and “Kill the Jews” before reportedly threatening to cut the children’s throats. JTA reports that all of the suspects in Tuesday’s incident were minors, who were drunk at the time of the incident, and not drunk men, as we reported yesterday.

Notice the word "Teens" which is still wrong Just like The KKK

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 7:29 pm
PS I added The last line
Notice the word "Teens" which is still wrong Just like The KKK

Axa T (60)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 10:59 pm
Thanks, noted.

reft h (66)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 11:32 pm
thanks for the posting

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday November 19, 2014, 1:10 am

Wednesday November 19, 2014, 5:04 am
Unfortunately, typical on-going human behavior. Thanks for posting David.

. (0)
Wednesday November 19, 2014, 1:35 pm

Gail Ring (89)
Thursday November 20, 2014, 3:16 am
it is terrible that racial hatred is taught and encouraged amongst children.. we should teach our children love and the world will then be a better place.. unfortunately this conflict will remain until judgement day

pam w (139)
Thursday November 20, 2014, 9:48 am
Can this possibly be connected to the increase in immigration from the middle-east? Just asking.

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 20, 2014, 11:08 am
Why not spread the wealth, Pam?

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday November 20, 2014, 11:48 am
Pam W. Quite possibly, and quite likely.

Wherever you go, you take your views and beliefs, likes/dislikes with you. . .

Charlene Rush (79)
Friday November 21, 2014, 7:43 pm
There will be some people who refuse to face that all fighting has nothing to do with religion.
It has to do with POWER & CONTROL.

It always has, since the beginning of time.

. (0)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 3:03 pm
Thats terrible !!!
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