The old scourge returns?

Anti-Semitism is a fact of life. After the recent bashing of Melbourne Orthodox Jew Menachem Vorchheimer, debate has re-surfaced regarding its prevalence in Australia. I have long argued, not unlike Norman Finkelstein, that whenever Israel faces increased international pressure or condemnation, the cry of “anti-Semitism” is heard from the Jewish community. Bashing Jews because they are Jewish is clearly anti-Semitic. Damning Israeli policies is usually not.

The Geelong Advertiser examined this issue last Saturday (page 1 is here page1.PDF and page 2 is here page2.PDF)

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