A rabbi was subjected to antisemitic abuse in Melbourne, it was reported yesterday.
During the incident, which occurred one month ago at Crown Melbourne, a man reportedly approached the rabbi where he then alleged that the rabbi was filming him and his family. The rabbi replied by saying that he was not filming and was only checking his phone. The stranger then hurled insults at the rabbi and reportedly said: “You’re one of those [that] Hitler didn’t finish.”
The rabbi reportedly remained calm during the incident but later described it as “traumatising,” adding that he never imagined that he would receive this sort of hate in Melbourne.
In September, the State of Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, announced that it would become the first Australian state to ban the display of Nazi symbols.
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