Sadly, another serious anti-semitic incident occurred in Australia, and this time, the culprit appears to be a Neo-Nazi group, with little emphasis on the conflict in Gaza.
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Flyers were placed apparently at random in mailboxes in eastern Sydney. Residents of Bondi and Double Bay were greeted with the hateful messages on Monday morning. Among the objectionable passages in the flyers: “Jews have been kicked out of countries 109 times through history. Could it be that having them in a European country is hateful to the host?”
Despicable that Jewish history is being used against the Jews once again, who never seem to be “forgiven” for causing ignorant, primitive and violent forces to persecute them. What is confusing is the writer of the pamphlet seemed to think Australia was a European country, or perhaps the Australian fascist group simply recycled flyers written by their European co-zealots.
John Robertson, NSW opposition leader, said the flyers were “abhorrent” and had no place in Australia. The flyers have no place on the planet, but it is further evidence of the disturbing trend of increasing anti-semitic venom around the world. Lest anyone think this was a radical Muslim group angered on behalf of their co-religionists in Gaza, the flyers were signed by a group with the motto “White pride worldwide.”
Vic Alhadeff, chief executive of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, said that anti-semitic incidents are increasing in Australia, with the deplorable incident on August 7 when six drunken teenagers boarded a school bus and screamed to Jewish children, “Heil Hitler. Kill the Jews. We’re going to cut your throats.” Some of the children present were as young as 5 years old. The King David School, a Jewish Primary school, experienced a bomb scare on August 20. The Bomb Response Unit investigated said there were no bombs, but, given the mood in Australia vis a vis the Jews, no one was embarrassed or apologetic about the false alarm.