The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has condemned the burning of an Australian and Israeli flag outside the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Melbourne office.
By/ July 23, 2014
"The storming of a government office, theft of goods, and burning of flags is a disgusting and unacceptable act," said AUJS Political Affairs Director Matthew Lesh.
"These types of acts serve to show how extremist and disconnected the Socialist Alternative is from civilised political debate or peaceful solutions," said Mr Lesh.
Jewish students have voiced their concern about the nature of ongoing attacks on Israel and antisemitic behaviour from extremist students.
"These types of acts from Students for Palestine do nothing to solve issues in the Middle East but instead serve to alienate Jewish students on campus," said Mr Lesh.
Contact: Matthew Lesh, AUJS Political Affairs Director, 0401 075 673
- Pro-Palestinians arrested for flag burning in Australia (Haaretz, 25 July 2014)
- Pro-Palestinian students arrested in Australia for flag burning (Times of Israel, 25 July 2014)
- Anti-Israel protesters burn flags (Australian Jewish News, 24 July 2014)
- Australian and Israeli flags set on fire in Melbourne (J-Wire, 24 July 2014)