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AIJAC leaders comment on racist attack in Sydney

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Statements by AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler AC and Executive Director Dr. Colin Rubenstein AM in response to the violent attack upon five members of Sydney's Jewish community in Bondi on October 26:

AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler AC, said "Australians, and all decent people, will have nothing but contempt for the perpetrators of this attack. AIJAC wishes the victims full and speedy recoveries and acknowledges the actions of those who came to their aid."

AIJAC's Executive Director Dr. Colin Rubenstein AM, added "It is essential that all levels of government and the general community make it abundantly clear that racism, antisemitism and racial vilification which often serve as precursors to such attacks are completely reprehensible and unacceptable. Further, the racist element in criminal acts is reason to maximise consequences for the offenders and ensure that victims will have full recourse through law."

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