There's an ugly fight brewing in Australia's Jewish community over a controversial new book by Sydney-based journalist Antony Loewenstein.
Due for publication by Melbourne University Press next May,
Loewenstein's as yet unfinished, untitled book is already attracting
feverish criticism for its take on the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Leading the attack on the book is the federal member for Melbourne Ports, Michael Danby. In a scathing letter published in Australian Jewish News
this week, Danby says he wants no part in Loewenstein and MUP's Louise
Adler's "propaganda tract,” which he said was an attack on the
mainstream Australian Jewish community.