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Confronting Reality: Anti-Semitism in Australia Today

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Jeremy Jones

Series: Jewish Political Studies Review 16:3-4 (Fall 2004)

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Anti-Israel Sentiment; Political Behavior; Jewish Security; Holocaust

Type: Other

Coverage: Australia


The author argues that in recent years there has been a growing acknowledgment of the presence of anti-Semitism in Australia. He states that it is directed against both Judaism and Zionism from the Australian far right and left and from organized extremist groups, Arab and Muslim groups, and the media. The author concludes that the contemporary challenge for Australia is to develop effective strategies for limiting the impact of anti-Semitism, protecting the Jewish community from violence, and ensuring that the positive historical experience of Jews in Australia continues well into the future.