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Australian Jews slam Nazi party game aimed at kids

'I Would Kill Hitler' game for ages 14 and up described by Jewish leader as dangerous Holocaust trivialization.

Australian Jews slam Nazi party game aimed at kids

University of Melbourne adopts IHRA antisemitism definition

Unimelb becomes first university in Australia to adopt IHRA definition.

University of Melbourne adopts IHRA antisemitism definition

Swastika spray painted in Melbourne week before Nazi symbol ban

Australian Jewish leader calls acts of antisemitism attempts to ramp up hatred before swastika ban goes into effect.

Swastika spray painted in Melbourne week before Nazi symbol ban

Australian deputy Liberal leader’s signs defaced with swastikas

Suburban Melbourne businesses displaying politician's posters also vandalized.

Australian deputy Liberal leader’s signs defaced with swastikas

Melbourne synagogue defaced with antisemitic graffiti

Sign in front of Australian Chabad synagogue advertising High Holy Day services defaced with antisemitic message.

Melbourne synagogue defaced with antisemitic graffiti

U of Melbourne student union endorses BDS for 2nd time

After 'extreme' pro-BDS motion passed but was withdrawn in May, new resolution supported by student union.

U of Melbourne student union endorses BDS for 2nd time

El Al considering direct flights to Australia

Flight from Tel Aviv to Melbourne would enable Australian Jews and tourists to more easily visit Israel, cutting down 24-hr travel time.

El Al considering direct flights to Australia

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

Two Jewish men brutally attacked outside Melbourne supermarket

Two Jewish men assaulted outside Melbourne, Australia supermarket in what is being described as a “shocking” antisemitic attack

Two Jewish men brutally attacked outside Melbourne supermarket

Victoria city plastered with swastikas after Nazi symbol banned

One day after Victoria becomes first Australian state to ban the swastika, two men arrested for plastering swastikas all over Jewish suburb.

Victoria city plastered with swastikas after Nazi symbol banned

University of Melbourne rejects student union BDS motion

University of Melbourne distances itself from BDS motion described as “extreme” and “blatantly antisemitic."

University of Melbourne rejects student union BDS motion

Melbourne U student union passes 'extreme' BDS resolution

Australian university student gov sparks outrage after passing BDS resolution that groups say "incites hate and is blatantly antisemitic."

Melbourne U student union passes 'extreme' BDS resolution

Massive swastika on Melbourne soccer field sparks outrage

Swastika etched into soccer field has been there for over a month and is visible from the ground and the air.

Massive swastika on Melbourne soccer field sparks outrage

Malka Leifer’s Melbourne trial moved up to August

The Melbourne trial of former Adass Israel principal Malka Leifer has been moved up to August.

Malka Leifer’s Melbourne trial moved up to August

Large swastika found in Jewish area of Melbourne sparks outrage

Nazi symbol found in heavily Jewish Australian suburb leads to call for government to follow through on plan to ban display of Nazi symbols.

Large swastika found in Jewish area of Melbourne sparks outrage

Hateful voicemails leave Australian rabbi worried for his safety

Melbourne rabbi worried about safety of his family after caller leaves disturbing hate voicemails which are being investigated by police.

Hateful voicemails leave Australian rabbi worried for his safety

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

Prominent Australian rabbi 'shocked’ 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

Students suing Australian state gov for anti-Semitic bullying

Jewish students of Melbourne high school suing state of Victoria and school staff alleging they faced years of anti-Semitic harassment.

Students suing Australian state gov for anti-Semitic bullying

Melbourne: Police make arrests at scene of planned protest

Footage from police at Melbourne park where a protest was supposed to take place.

Melbourne: Police make arrests at scene of planned protest

Swastika painted on Australian police station 24-hrs after ban

Less than a day after state of Victoria banned public displays of the Nazi symbol, a Melbourne police station was tagged with a swastika.

Swastika painted on Australian police station 24-hrs after ban

Melbourne hospital fires employee for 'abhorrent' anti-Semitism

An employee at a Melbourne hospital was so angry at an illegal engagement party hosted by Jews, he wished them death in the gas chambers.

Melbourne hospital fires employee for 'abhorrent' anti-Semitism

Australia rabbis condemn violations of coronavirus lockdown

An illicit engagement party roils Australian Jews as new COVID-19 outbreak extends lockdown.

Australia rabbis condemn violations of coronavirus lockdown

Australian Jewish sports club hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Offensive phrases and swastika discovered on wall of the club's Melbourne sports facility over the weekend.

Australian Jewish sports club hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Australian kosher authority delists Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Kosher agency takes Ben & Jerry's off list of approved products, recommends a local alternative ice cream instead.

Australian kosher authority delists Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Melbourne pro-Israel rally threatened by Islamist TikTok video

Rally will go ahead as planned on Sunday with police presence and may change location.

Melbourne pro-Israel rally threatened by Islamist TikTok video

Melbourne residents confront haredi Jews during lockdown

Angry residents in Melbourne, Australia confront Satmar Hasidim, accusing them of violating lockdown orders.

Melbourne residents confront haredi Jews during lockdown

Protesters speak out before being attacked by Melbourne police

Avi Yemini covers Melbourne anti-lockdown protests.

Protesters speak out before being attacked by Melbourne police

Australia: Melbourne kindergarten defaced with '4th Reich'

Anti-Defamation Commission condemns vandalism in kindergarten in Melbourne’s Albert Park.

Australia: Melbourne kindergarten defaced with '4th Reich'

Malka Leifer victims speak out

Malka Leifer, former teacher facing 74 charges of sex abuse and rape in Australia, found fit to stand trial by Jerusalem District Court.

Malka Leifer victims speak out

From National Service in Australia to quarantine in Israel

Arutz Sheva speaks with 6 women who ended their service as Zionist emissaries to the Jewish community of Melbourne due to the coronavirus.

From National Service in Australia to quarantine in Israel

Rivlin to Australian children: Don't stand by and watch bullying

President Rivlin meets thousands of students from Jewish schools in Melbourne.

Rivlin to Australian children: Don't stand by and watch bullying

Swastika painted on billboard promoting play in Australia

Vandals spray paint swastika on billboard promoting a production in Melbourne of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Swastika painted on billboard promoting play in Australia

Jewish cafe owner in Melbourne targeted by online anti-Semitism

Granddaughter of Holocaust survivors whose Melbourne cafe was hit with swastika graffiti becomes target of online anti-Semitic trolling.

Jewish cafe owner in Melbourne targeted by online anti-Semitism

Australia: Jewish cafe owner won’t cave to anti-Semitism

Jewish cafe owner in Melbourne promises she won’t let anti-Semitic graffiti drive her out.

Australia: Jewish cafe owner won’t cave to anti-Semitism

Australia: Anti-Semitic graffiti on Jewish-owned café

“The Holocaust is a lie” and swastika scrawled on back fence of Jewish-owned café in Melbourne suburb.

Australia: Anti-Semitic graffiti on Jewish-owned café

Australia: Body of Israeli woman found near train station

21-year-old Israeli found dead near Melbourne train station. Local police suspect woman was sexually assaulted and murdered.

Australia: Body of Israeli woman found near train station

Neo-Nazis deface Australian old age home with swastikas

Aged care facility that is home to Holocaust survivors in Melbourne defaced with swastikas by neo-Nazi organization.

Neo-Nazis deface Australian old age home with swastikas

Melbourne attacker inspired by ISIS but not linked to it

Australian government says knife terrorist in Melbourne was inspired by ISIS but did not have a direct link to the group.

Melbourne attacker inspired by ISIS but not linked to it

Suspected terror attack in Melbourne

At least one dead in Australia after man goes on a stabbing spree while yelling 'Allahu Akhbar'.

Suspected terror attack in Melbourne

Australia: Jewish siblings wounded in stabbing attack

Apparent anti-Semitic assault in Melbourne over the weekend, as Jewish siblings wearing religious garb stabbed on street.

Australia: Jewish siblings wounded in stabbing attack

Melbourne attacker charged with attempted murder

Afghan refugee who drove his car into pedestrians in Melbourne charged with 18 counts of attempted murder. Motive not yet clear.

Melbourne attacker charged with attempted murder

Australia foils New Year's Eve terror attack

Australian police arrest ISIS sympathizer who planned shooting attack in popular Melbourne square.

Australia foils New Year's Eve terror attack

ISIS claims Melbourne terror attack

ISIS says attacker in Melbourne, Australia, was one of its soldiers.

ISIS claims Melbourne terror attack

Shooting and explosion in possible terror attack in Australia

Explosion, gunfire near Melbourne. Hostage taken by gunman who claims 'this is for ISIS'.

Shooting and explosion in possible terror attack in Australia

Photos: Purim celebration in Australia

Yeshivah - Beth Rivkah Colleges in Melbourne held festive Purim celebrations which begun at the start of Adar.

Photos: Purim celebration in Australia

Australia: 3 dead after car hits pedestrians in Melbourne

Car plows through pedestrians in a mall in Melbourne. Three dead, suspect arrested. Incident not believed to be terror-related.

Australia: 3 dead after car hits pedestrians in Melbourne

Australian police foil Christmas attacks in Melbourne

Police in Australia arrest seven suspects who were allegedly planning a series of bomb attacks in the heart of Melbourne.

Australian police foil Christmas attacks in Melbourne

Model of Oskar Schindler's gold ring donated by jeweler's son

Gold ring Jewish workers made as a thank-you gift to Oskar Schindler donated to Melbourne's Holocaust Centre.

Model of Oskar Schindler's gold ring donated by jeweler's son

Jewish man charged following synagogue stabbing over herring

Jewish man who stabbed a fellow congregant in the chest over kiddush charged by Australian police.

Jewish man charged following synagogue stabbing over herring

Stabbed in synagogue - over a piece of cake

A violent altercation erupted over Shabbat in an Australian synagogue, ended in a stabbing. Witnesses say scuffle began over cake.

Stabbed in synagogue - over a piece of cake

Melbourne Jewish school principal sued on sex abuse charges

Former principal of a Jewish day school in Melbourne is being sued for sexual abuse by one of her alleged victims.

Melbourne Jewish school principal sued on sex abuse charges

Australian ISIS Jihadist Shot Dead After Stabbing Cops

Man investigated for terror links arrives at police station with ISIS flag, threatens to assassinate PM Abbott before attacking police.

Australian ISIS Jihadist Shot Dead After Stabbing Cops

Chabad Girls of Melbourne Remember the Fogels

A Chabad girls' school in Melbourne, Australia has memorialized an Israeli family murdered by teenage Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists.

Chabad Girls of Melbourne Remember the Fogels