Say NO to antisemitism in Australia

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Sign the petition to send a strong message to our Government and leading authorities that we are not OK with the outbreak of hate in our nation. 

Since war broke out in the Middle East in October following the invasion of Israel by Hamas terrorists, we’ve seen a troubling rise in antisemitism in Australia, and around the world.

Rallies and marches, featuring disturbing genocidal chanting, neo-Nazi salutes, burning of crosses, and the harassment of innocent families and school-aged children, are happening right here in our own backyard.

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Due to the increased safety threat to Jewish people, Israel has advised its citizens to defer travel plans to Australia. This is a shameful stain on our national reputation and a threat to the fabric of multicultural Australia.

All legitimate, legal and peaceful citizens and communities of Australia have a right to feel respected and safe in our country. It’s vital that the Government and all appropriate authorities be doing more right now to call out, confront and shut down such displays of racial hatred, head-on, before they metastasise into something altogether more dark, violent and irreversible.

Take action: Help stop the hate, before it’s too late.

The present volatile global security situation calls for strong leadership. It is crucial for our leaders to take swift and decisive action to address this issue. To that end, the Australian Christian Lobby is initiating a petition urging the Prime Minister, the Attorney General, the Opposition Leader, the Opposition Attorney General, and all Members of Parliament to stand against antisemitism and increase measures to ensure the safety and protection of the Jewish community.

By adding your signature in agreement with the below letter, you can join with thousands of others in our nation wanting to keep Australia safe for all, free from racial hate and violent, antisemitic displays.

Petition Text

We, the undersigned, express our grave concern about the rising incidents of antisemitism in Australia and call upon our leaders to take immediate action to address and combat this disturbing trend.

We urge the Prime Minister, the Attorney General, the Opposition Leader, the Shadow Attorney General, and all Members of Parliament to:

  • Condemn all forms of antisemitism unequivocally and publicly, affirming that such actions have no place in our society;
  • Direct law enforcement agencies to enforce existing laws against hate symbols, gestures, chants, and threats of violence, ensuring the safety of every individual, regardless of their background or beliefs;
  • Implement educational initiatives within our cultural institutions, education systems, and churches to raise awareness about antisemitism and foster an environment of understanding and tolerance;
  • Hold individuals and groups accountable for antisemitic acts, ensuring that aggression and genocidal behaviour are condemned and eradicated at all costs;
  • Take legislative measures to protect and uphold the safety and rights of the Jewish community, just as we would for any other community.

We believe that by standing united against antisemitism, we can preserve Australia’s standing as one of the safest countries in the world, where every individual is treated with dignity and respect, free from the shadows of hatred.

Please join us in taking a strong stance against antisemitism by supporting this petition. Together, we can work towards creating a society that promotes cross-cultural understanding, mutual respect, and the safety and well-being of all its citizens. Petition closes Saturday 3 February, 2024.

Thank you for your attention to this critical matter.

11,687 signatures, towards a goal of 10,000.

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