Jewish Community Response to Planned One Nation Event
19 November 2016
Whilst the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) generally support the right of people to express their opinions and speak publicly, neither the ECAJ nor the JCCV supports the planned One Nation event being organised in Caulfield in December by the self-styled Independent Jewish Council of Australia (IJCA).
Among other things, the comments attributed to the organizer of the event regarding Muslim immigration do not reflect the views of the ECAJ, the JCCV nor those of the mainstream Jewish community.
The ECAJ and JCCV wish to make it clear that the so called IJCA: is in no way affiliated with the ECAJ nor the JCCV; operates outside of established communal structures; and does not represent the mainstream views of the community.
Robert Goote, President ECAJ
Jennifer Huppert, President JCCV