Jewish students condemn Melbourne flag burning.

 Jewish students condemn Melbourne flag burning

 The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has condemned the burning of an Australian and Israeli flag outside the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Melbourne office.

Student demonstrators burn an Australian flag during a pro-Palestinian protest in Melbourne. Photo: 7NewsMelb.

 “The storming of a government office, theft of goods, and burning of flags is a disgusting and unacceptable act,”

said AUJS Political Affairs Director Matthew Lesh.

 “These types of acts serve to show how extremist and disconnected the Socialist Alternative is from civilised political debate or peaceful solutions.”

 Jewish students have voiced their concern about the nature of ongoing attacks on Israel and antisemitic behaviour from extremist students.

 “These types of acts from Students for Palestine do nothing to solve issues in the Middle East but instead serve to alienate Jewish students on campus,”

said Mr Lesh.

Several student arrests during pro-Palestinian rally in Melbourne’s CBD. Photo: 7News

Matthew Lesh

Political Affairs Director
AUJS l Australasian Union of Jewish Students
306 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South, Victoria 3162

T: 0401 075 673 | E: |

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