/ 13 October 2023

A troubled weekend ahead


Organisers say a “static demonstration” will replace a pro-Palestine march in Sydney on Sunday after NSW Police rejected their application following a rally on Monday that featured anti-semitic chants. On Wednesday, PM Anthony Albanese vowed to protect the Jewish community as a vigil was held in Sydney’s east following reports of anti-semitic threats. Rallies are also being discussed in other states, so that’s something to look out for this weekend… In Israel, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived, and talks are underway on the evacuation of foreign nationals – including Aussies – from Gaza, while Arab leaders gathered in Cairo to discuss the humanitarian crisis that’s unfolding in the Palestinian territory. That situation will continue to deteriorate with Israel preparing for a ground assault on Gaza. The death toll has reached more than 2,700 people – 1,300 in Israel and 1,400 in Gaza. 

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