Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise 9.5 Percent In Australia In One Year, Report Says


Australia experienced a 9.5-percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks and assaults from September 2016 to September 2017, according to a new report released by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

A total of 230 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded during that period, with 76 involving abuse, harassment or intimidation.

Fifty-five instances of anti-Semitic graffiti were also recorded, as well as 59 incidents involving the dissemination of anti-Jewish propaganda such as pamphlets, posters and stickers.

The report includes examples of threatening emails used against Jewish organizations and individuals.

The rise in anti-Semitism occurred against the backdrop of a significant increase in extreme right-wing activism in Australia during the past year.

Meanwhile, left-wing anti-Semitism was usually presented as “anti-Zionist or anti-Israel” activity, according to the report.

In October 2016, the neo-Nazi group Antipodean Resistance was formed in Melbourne and spread to other Australian cities. The group has distributed anti-Semitic propaganda such as posters calling to “legalize the execution of Jews.”




  1. The article “forgot” to mention a huge Lebanese Arab community, whose members adhere to the most “peaceful” religion. If I lived in Australia, I’d want to arm up. Oh, I forgot, guns are illegal in Australia – guns are carried only by those that don’t care about legalities, such as terrorists and criminals. Besides, it makes no difference to you if you were shot, stabbed or bludgeoned, but 9 millimeter in your hand sure raises your chances of survival against a car full of people determined on hurting you.


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