Antony Loewenstein

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Antony Loewenstein is an atheist Jewish-Australian political activist, freelance journalist, author and blogger who is based in Sydney.

Loewenstein has written for The Guardian, Haaretz, The Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Sydney's Sun-Herald, The Bulletin, ZNet, The Big Issue, Crikey, CounterPunch and the online magazine newmatilda.com among others. He appears regularly on radio, in public and at universities discussing current affairs and politics.[1][2]

Loewenstein contributed a chapter to Not Happy, John (2004), a book on the controversy over the awarding of the Sydney Peace Prize to Hanan Ashrawi that was a bestseller in Australia. His book on the Israel-Palestine conflict, My Israel Question, (2006 and in new editions in 2007 and 2009) was described by Ilan Pappé as "one of the best treatises which presents in the most lucid way possible why anti-Zionism can not be equated with anti-Semitism".[3] The Weekend Australian wrote that it "deserves a strong readership ... because it makes us uncomfortable".[4] It was short-listed for a 2007 New South Wales Premier's Literary Award. The book was criticized in a review in Australian Jewish News.[5] His next book, The Blogging Revolution (2008), is about the impact of the internet in countries with repressive regimes. It was updated in 2011 after the Arab Spring. Both My Israel Question and The Blogging Revolution are available in translation.

He contributed to the Verso Books release, A Time to Speak Out (2008), on the rise of global Jewish dissent.

He is the co-editor with Ahmed Moor of the 2012 book After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine which includes essays by Omar Barghouti, John Mearsheimer, Ilan Pappé, Sara Roy, and Jonathan Cook, among others.[6] In 2012 he also published Left Turn about failures of capitalism.[7]

He is currently working on a film and book on vulture capitalism, Profits of Doom, to be released in 2013 and a book on religion, faith and politics, For God's Sake, in the same year.

Loewenstein is the co-founder of Independent Australian Jewish Voices (IAJV).[8][9]

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  1. ^ Antony Loewenstein Short Biography, Foreign Correspondents' Association.
  2. ^ Antony Loewenstein: Changing people's perceptions about Jews, Jakarta Post.
  3. ^ My Israel Question
  4. ^ Weekend Australian, 29 July 2006, cited on My Israel Question (2007 reprint), p.i
  5. ^ Questioning Israel (28 July 2006)[dead link]
  6. ^ Antony Lowenstein, Ahmed Moor, After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine, Saqi Books, (28 August 2012), ISBN 0863568165 ISBN 978-0863568169
  7. ^ Review of Left Turn from the Sydney Morning Herald.
  8. ^ Andra Jackson, New group takes on Jewish lobby, The Age, 6 March 2007
  9. ^ Australian Jewish leaders blast new NGO as anti-Zionist, Jerusalem Post, accessed 15 September 2012.

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