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Why crying wolf on anti-Semitism harms us all

The pro-Israel lobby is quick to use the term “anti-Semitism” where it is not warranted. But there really are people who hate Jews and by overusing the term we reduce its power, writes Larry Stillman from the executive of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society.

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Jewish paper speaks ‘hate’ against Muslims, boat people

Australia’s only Jewish newspaper has been accused of “hate speech” and vilifying Muslims in article calling for Jews to be less compassionate towards asylum seekers who arrive by boat.

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Uncovering long buried things in a Polish cemetery

The Jewish cemetery in Warsaw has long fascinated Jay Martin, with its unmarked graves and headstones piled in one corner. And then Jay discovered her own family connection…

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Reaction to Pilger award reveals Zionist lobby’s fear of dissent

The Sydney Peace Foundation awarded its annual prize to journalist, author and documentary maker John Pilger, and Jewish leaders again are on the offensive.

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John Brumby: Jewish lobby puppet

Why has Victorian Premier John Brumby succumbed to the Jewish lobby on meeting former Iranian president Sayed Khatami? Asks Greg Barns.

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Backman column: Israeli lobby censorship

Greg Barns and Michael Potter critically assess the Backman article, the Australian Jewish lobby and media censorship.

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Backman column: a hollow apology?

Michael Backman has apologised to the Jewish community, but when the controversy first broke, he blamed The Age for the way the paper edited his words, writes Margaret Simons.

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Turnbull: Politics, pot and those ‘possible Jewish roots’

His Catholic faith might normally suggest he’s already spoken for in terms of faith, but fandom knows no reason, writes Bernard Keane.

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There’s vibrant debate within the Jewish community

It’s hard to imagine Crikey finding a less appropriate, less representative, less objective or less well-informed commentator on the internal affairs of Australia’s 120,000-strong Jewish community than Antony Loewenstein, writes B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission board member, Douglas Kirsner.

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