Monday, November 13, 2006

"Never Tolerate the Intolerant"

Yesterday Mr Alexander Downer, Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, opened the newly renovated Ohel Devorah shul on Meadow Street.

The Ohel Devorah publicity machine is working well and there are reports of the opening on COL, Shturem and While I was not so interested in the report of the event, I was impressed with Mr Downer's speech. It is heartening to read how Mr Downer feels about Israel and the Jewish people. We are truly lucky to be living in a country where we are treated so well and have to opportunity to practice our religion without fear of discrimination.

The text of Downer's speech appears on here.