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May 10, 2021, 5:36 AM
Anti-Jewish online discourse in Australia 2020 – five themes inciting violence
The internet allows free and unfettered expressions of all kinds of views, from the mundane to the malicious. While much online content is informative and educational, other content is vilifying and inciteful. Each year, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry...
Mar 24, 2021, 10:01 AM
The lurking menace of recrudescent Nazism
National Socialism is making a terrifying, sometimes deadly, global comeback, with surges in Britain, Scandinavia, the US, Australia and elsewhere
Mar 3, 2021, 11:05 AM
Anti-Jewish incidents in Australia in 2020 continue to cause concern
Australia is generally considered a relatively safe and free environment for its Jewish population. Despite this, antisemitism persists, with many incidents of attacks and threats against Jews. This situation is one that many Australians are often unaware of. Each...
Aug 18, 2020, 9:53 AM
Why ethno-nationalists are cheering on BLM
The re-emergence of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has raised the awareness of the racism faced by African Americans. Mass protests and rallies against racism ensued after the death of George Floyd on May 25 and spread across...
May 26, 2020, 4:43 PM
Covid-19 and the plague of online antisemitism
The Covid-19 virus has produced sickness and death, turmoil and disruption, around the world. It is a silent stalker of human fragility. But it has brought with it another virus, an older but virile plague, one with no known...
Apr 22, 2020, 7:21 AM
Covid-19 and the ethno-nationalist vultures
Extremists of all stripes look to times of economic uncertainty, social unrest, and political turmoil as opportunities for them to take power. Whether it is the fascists and communists fighting it out in Weimar Germany or during the Great...
Mar 26, 2020, 7:48 AM
Antisemitism is at its core a conspiracy theory
Antisemitism is at its core a conspiracy theory. It is based in the irrational belief that “the Jews”, a numerically tiny and historically marginalised ethnic and religious group, have been conspiring to cause harm to others, undermining and manipulating,...
Feb 26, 2020, 1:56 PM
Right-Wing Extremism in Australia
The contemporary far-right in Australia is best described as a conglomerate of different ideas and ideologies, held with varying intensity and activity, but connected by certain political positions. These positions, in general, include ultra-nationalism and racism, and opposition to...
Feb 11, 2020, 6:34 AM
Anti-Jewish Incidents in Australia 2019
Although Australia remains a relatively safe and free environment for its small Jewish population, there have been some disturbing trends in anti-Jewish incidents over the past year. There were major spikes in some categories of serious incidents — especially...
May 31, 2019, 5:13 AM
Racism in the 2019 Australian election
Elections are usually a time of colourful candidates and robust debates, of tedious ads and glittering promises. However, the 2019 Australian federal election campaign was marred with an unusually high number of incidents of racism and bigotry directed towards...
Julie Nathan is the Research Director at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, the peak representative body of the Australian Jewish community, and is the author of the annual ECAJ Report on Antisemitism in Australia.