Fairfax is under the cosh in Australia for their blatant anti-semitic coverage of the current conflict in Gaza.
They ran this cartoon the other day:
It has caused outrage.
Fairfax obviously do not understand their market, such as it is these days. With falling revenues and a relentless left-wing slant they are suffering.
Annoying the largest population of Holocaust survivors in the world outside of Israel is just plain dumb. Especially in Melbourne.
The violence and attacks against Jews is increasing in Australia.
Times of Israel explains:
âZionist scumâ daubed on the wall of a Jewish school in Perth.Â A Jewish man in Melbourne beaten up in the street while wearing a T-shirt with Hebrew writing.
As shocking as these incidents are, theyÂ have been the only âattacksâ on the Jewish community in Australia since the launch of Operation Protective Edge.
Yes, there have been the pro-Palestinian rallies through our major cities where thousands march decrying Israel, whileÂ brandishing banners and placards that equate the Jewish Stateâs actions with those of the Nazis.
But while the community remains on high alert and fearful of the worst, Australia so far has been spared the anti-Semitic violence and vandalism witnessed on the streets of Europe.
That said, there is a considerable air of disquiet and unease, resulting from relentless assaults on Israel in the media.
What many consider the worst examples emerged last weekend with a segment on Channel Nineâs current affairs program Sixty Minutes titled âUnholy Warâ presented by Allison Langdon, and a column by veteran journalist Mike Carlton published in The Sydney Morning Herald and on the website of its fellow Fairfax newspaper in Melbourne The Age.
To say they were unbalanced in their coverage of the conflict is an understatement. Â Read more »