On 27 October Zoe Daniel MP posted on X (formerly Twitter) about Tony Burke’s support for the Canterbury Bankstown Council’s decision to raise the Palestinian flag.
“This is a position that I support. And I know that many in the large Jewish community that I represent would support it too. Everyone is frightened. Everyone is grieving. That pain and fear crosses boundaries beyond Hamas. That must be acknowledged.”
Jeremy Leibler, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia said in response to Ms Daniel’s tweet, “Many in the Jewish community find it incredibly insensitive to fly a Palestinian flag within weeks of the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust. We mourn innocent Palestinian victims – their suffering is on Hamas’ conscience. Ms Daniels position doesn’t reflect the views of the Australian Jewish community and it is inappropriate for her to imply it does.”