Jeremy Jones AM

Jeremy Jones is former director of international and community affairs of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council. He is also co-chair of the Australian National Dialogue of Christians, Muslims & Jews and represents the ECAJ on the Australian Partnership of Religious Organizations. He has been awarded the Australia Human Rights Medal and made a member of the Order of Australia.

Publications by Jeremy Jones AM

Muslim-Jewish Relations in Australia: Challenges and Threats

There are 350,000-400,000 Muslims in Australia, drawn from many countries with the largest sources of immigration being Lebanon, Turkey, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Pakistan, and Indonesia, while just over one-third are Australian-born. There are an estimated 120,000 Jews in Australia. Read More »

The Jewish Community of Australia and Its Challenges

The internal challenges for the community include preserving Jewish identity in a society that offers numerous choices for an individual’s self-identification, understanding and addressing the particular needs of newer arrivals and their place in the broader Jewish community, and providing for the financial and other requirements of an aging population and of Australian Jews who suffer from social disadvantage. Read More »

Confronting Reality: Anti-Semitism in Australia Today

Australia has a well-earned reputation as being not only accepting but welcoming of Jews. Successive Australian governments have believed Australia has a role in combating anti-Semitism internationally, and acted accordingly. Anti-Semitism has often been spoken of as an illness of the Old World and the Third World, with Australian opinion leaders suggesting that the Australian national ethos of giving everyone a "fair go" effectively renders their country immune from anti-Semitism. Read More »