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Annual Report Australia

2006-2007 Antisemitism report

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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry’ s annual report on antisemitism published this week logged 638 antisemitic incidents this year, including assault, intimidation, vandalism and harassment.
 
The previous record – more than 550 antisemitic incidents, was in 2002, when the second intifada was at its height.
 
The most reported instance of antisemitism in Australia in the past year was the assault in Melbourne on Menachem Vorchheimer, an Orthodox Jew, by an Australian Rules player.
 
Vorchheimer took three of the perpetrators to court; they were fined and one also received a conviction. A fourth man, who punched Vorchheimer, has not been apprehended.