ZFA welcomes the standing down of On Dit editor

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Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler welcomed the news. “The original article, plus the outrageous commentary the former On Dit editor has made since she published it, has further contributed to a situation where Jews were made to feel unsafe on campus,” he said. “This was the only sensible outcome, and I welcome YouX’s decision.”

Mr Leibler also commended YouX for voting to incorporate the IHRA working definition of antisemitism into its roles and responsibilities rules. “The working definition is an important educational tool,” said Mr Leibler. “YouX’s decision to incorporate the working definition into its guidelines shows that it is taking its responsibility for student well-being seriously. I once again call on the University to also adopt the definition.”

Mr Leibler concluded by congratulating AUJS and the Jewish students at Adelaide University. “I salute their courage and steadfastness in the face of hate, and their efforts to push back against antisemitic hate speech.”

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