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ZFA Statement on Christchurch Terror Attack and Senator Anning

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) expressed its deep condolences to the victims of the terror attack in Christchurch. Fifty innocent worshippers across two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand have been confirmed killed with many more injured.

Upon hearing of the terrifying news of the attack, President of the ZFA Jeremy Leibler stated:

“As Jews we know all too well what it is like to live in fear. The Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh is still fresh in our minds. We demanded action then and we demand action now.
The Jewish community stands with the Muslim community in facing this shocking act of terror and hate crime,” Mr Leibler added.

The ZFA has also strongly condemned Senator Fraser Anning’s tweets and media statement in response to the terror attacks.

“It is deeply disturbing that an Australian Senator would use this horrific event to engage in victim blaming and further spread his xenophobic and hateful views. Unfortunately, it is no surprise that the same Senator who referred to a ‘Final Solution’ in his maiden speech has once again expressed deeply hateful and offensive speech targeting minority communities. Mr Anning’s views have no place in Australia and must be condemned,” Mr Leibler concluded.

For more information contact:

Jeremy Leibler, President – +61 417 382 387, jleibler@abl.com.au
Ariel Zohar, Media and Advocacy Director – +61 425 872 296,
ariel@zfa.com.au