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News and updates about Australian Jews

Jewish population of Australia close to 100,000 for first time

New census data reveals that there are almost 100,000 Jews in Australia, the highest number ever recorded.

Jewish population of Australia close to 100,000 for first time

Neo-Nazis unfurl flag in Australian park

Australian Jewish leader denounces incident, says it is one more example of why public display of swastika needs to be banned.

Neo-Nazis unfurl flag in Australian park

Australian Jewish leaders blast auction of Nazi items

Auction of over 60 Nazi items slammed as offensive and dangerous during era of increasing neo-Nazi activity in Australia.

Australian Jewish leaders blast auction of Nazi items

Australian Jewish students’ abuse ignored by school, court hears

Former students testify about horrific antisemitic abuse and lack of response by school staff.

Australian Jewish students’ abuse ignored by school, court hears

No rainbow’s end for the Jews of Oz

New Australian PM Anthony Albanese has called Israel an “oppressor” and accused it of collective punishment against Palestinian Arabs.Op-ed.

No rainbow’s end for the Jews of Oz

Australian PM celebrates Passover with Jewish community

PM Scott Morrison joins Jewish community on first night of Passover at a Melbourne synagogue.

Australian PM celebrates Passover with Jewish community

Jewish former students sue Australian school for discrimination

Five Jewish former students of an Australian high school have launched a lawsuit alleging discrimination and an unsafe environment.

Jewish former students sue Australian school for discrimination

Swastika found in park in heavily Jewish Australian suburb

Swastika discovered in a park in the City of Glen Eira, a Melbourne suburb which has the largest Jewish population in the country.

Swastika found in park in heavily Jewish Australian suburb

New South Wales first Australian state to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

NSW becomes first Australian state to adopt the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, a move applauded by Australian Jewish organizations.

New South Wales first Australian state to adopt IHRA definition

Prominent Australian rabbi ‘went into shock’ after anti-Semitic attack

Melbourne Rabbi feared that anti-Semite who flew into a rage at an entertainment complex and verbally abused him would "become violent."

Prominent Australian rabbi 'shocked’ after anti-Semitic attack

Anti-Semitism in Australia increasing at alarming rate, Jewish org finds

Leading Australian Jewish organization warns conference of 35% increase in anti-Semitic Incidents over the same period in 2020.

Anti-Semitism in Australia increasing at alarming rate

Australian state minister calls for banning of Islamist group

Video of May 2021 rally by Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia containing threats against the Jewish community leads to calls for group to be banned.

Australian state minister calls for banning of Islamist groupplayer

Australian synagogue targeted with Nazi flag on Shabbat

I wake of incident, Jewish group and local politicians call for toughening of hate crime laws.

Australian synagogue targeted with Nazi flag on Shabbat

Australia's largest ever auction of Nazi items denounced by Jewish advocacy group

Anti-Defamation Commission calls sale of swastika adorned items a "perverse price tag on genocide."

Australian auction of Nazi items denounced by Jewish group

Australian auction house's sale of Nazi items called 'sickening'

The upcoming sale will feature items with Nazi logos and a yellow star armband worn by Jews in a ghetto.

Australian auction house's sale of Nazi items called 'sickening'

Australian Jewish kayaker Jessica Fox wins bronze — again — at Tokyo Olympics

Jessica Fox wins second bronze medal in kayaking, after taking third in 2016 Rio Games.

Australian Jewish kayaker wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Australian Jewish couple among 150 missing in Surfside building collapse

Australian Jewish community calling for "urgent prayers" for local couple in their 60s still missing in the Miami condo building collapse.

Australian Jewish couple among 150 missing in Surfside collapse

Australian Jewish school defaced with "Free Palestine" graffiti

Driveway of religious school in suburban Melbourne hit with anti-Semitic graffiti on Friday morning.

Australian Jewish school defaced with "Free Palestine" graffiti

Australian PM: Jews have 'made a remarkable contribution to our national life'

At UIA dinner, PM Scott Morrison speaks of his lifelong relationship with the Jewish community and his support for Israel.

Australian PM: Jews have 'made a remarkable contribution'

Jews kicked out of Australian Hitler items auction

Two Australian Jewish men who went to observe an auction of Hitler memorabilia were kicked out of the building by the auction company.

Jews kicked out of Australian Hitler items auction

Australian Jews outraged over textbook blaming Jews for death of Jesus

Australian Jewish community leaders have denounced textbook featuring “the mother of all anti-Semitic blood libels.”

Australian Jews denounce textbook blaming Jews for Jesus' death

Going the wrong way down a one way street

Going the wrong way down a one way street

Australian municipality: Don’t blame us for synagogue ban

Waverley Council says it is not to blame for decision to ban synagogue over terror concerns.

Australian municipality: Don’t blame us for synagogue ban

Australian pro-Israel group objects to Regulation Law

Australia's main pro-Israel lobbying group criticizes Regulation Law.

Australian pro-Israel group objects to Regulation Law

5 Jewish lawmakers elected in Australia

Five Jewish candidates in Australia, including the first Jewish Liberal from New South Wales, assured seats in the next Parliament.

5 Jewish lawmakers elected to Australian Parliament

Anti-Semitism in Australia - the current situation

Anti-Semitism in Australia - the current situation

Australian church: Jesus wasn't Palestinian

After Arabs with links to Uniting Church of Australia claimed Jesus was Palestinian, the church reassures Jews it differs.

Australian church: Jesus wasn't Palestinian

Australia video: Man assaults Jews, regrets it

Anti-Semites are not known for their intelligence, but this attacker appears to be one of the dumbest.

Australia video: Man assaults Hassidic Jews, regrets itplayer

Chabad Menorah Honors Sydney Terror Victims

Chabad cancelled its annual candle lighting event following Syndey terror attack, decided instead to erect Menorah as tribute to victims.

Chabad Menorah Honors Sydney Terror Victims

Australian Jews 'Under Lockdown'

Jewish community's security arm raises the threat level to “severe” after a terrorist went into a Sydney Chocolate shop and took hostages.

Australian Jews 'Under Lockdown'

Australian Ceremony Honors the Victims of Babi Yar

Hundreds gather to commemorate the anniversary of the massacre of 34,000 Jews at ceremonies in Sydney and Melbourne.

Australian Ceremonies Honor the Victims of Babi Yar Massacre

Former Australian FM Slams 'Pro-Israel Lobby'

Bob Carr claims that the "pro-Israel lobby in Melbourne" had an "extraordinary influence" on Australia's policy.

Former Australian FM Slams 'Pro-Israel Lobby'