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Victoria's Jewish Community Support Drive for Democracy in the larger Middle East

Victoria's Jewish Community Support Drive for Democracy in the larger Middle East

18 February 2011

On the eve of the “Global Day of Action for Mourning of the Martyrs of Egypt”, John Searle, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, has issued the following statement:

“The Victorian Jewish community supports the struggle for democracy and freedom in the autocracies of Egypt and the larger Middle East.

We also admire the courage and resolve of those who wish to bring about democratic reform by peaceful means and pray that this leads to full individual freedoms including fair and free elections; an unfettered media; an end to religious fanaticism; freedom of worship for members of all faiths; peace between all peoples in this region and around the world; gender equality; and the other constituents of free and democratic societies.

We join other faiths in mourning those who have been killed, injured and imprisoned in fighting for this historical and worthy cause.”

For further information contact John Searle on 03 9272 5566

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