Australia: Antisemitism makes school terrorism protection necessary

Queensland, Australia: A spokesman for a Queensland school for Jewish students that has received extra federal funding for terrorism protection says growing Antisemitism in Australia makes the funding necessary.

Jason Steinberg, president of Queensland’s Jewish Board of deputies, confirmed a small primary school college for Jewish students in Brisbane’s south-eastern suburbs was one of two Queensland schools which would receive money for terrorism security.

“We would prefer we lived in a world where Jewish schools, Muslim schools and independent schools were not the target of terrorism and funding wasn’t needed, but we unfortunately do find ourselves in these times.”

Mr Steinberg said while there were no current threats to the Queensland school, “there have been other attacks closer to home, with Jewish kids on buses being verbally abused and hijacked in Sydney.

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