Statement on Syrian refugee crisis

nswjbd-logoThe NSW Jewish Board of Deputies wholeheartedly supports the Australian Government’s decision to accept 12,000 refugees from Syria and to commit funds to humanitarian support for the thousands of Syrians and Iraqis who have been forced to seek refuge, many of them persecuted by Islamic State.

As a nation, we have a responsibility to be a sanctuary for those in need and play our part in the spirit of humanity and kindness. Now is the time for compassion and to ensure those who are most in need can establish a life in our country.

Through the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, our national roof body, we commend the Australian Government for taking the current humanitarian crisis into consideration in terms of refugee admission and in joining with the international community to extend support.

Vic Alhadeff 
Chief Executive Officer