Rabbi becomes the first Jew to address the Australian Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism

February 17, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Rabbi Shmueli Feldman has delivered the keynote address at The Australian Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism UN Interfaith Harmony Week function at Parliament House in Canberra.

The APFM is  (Liberal, Labor, Greens) commemorated their annual UN Interfaith Harmony Week in Parliament House on Feb 13 2019. Promoted by Religions for Peace Australia and the Canberra Interfaith Forum.
In what was the first time a Jewish guest was invited to deliver the keynote address. Rabbi Shmueli Feldman, Chairman of Chabad ACT, delivered a speech about “Multiculturalism in today’s Australia”.
In previous years function, the Grand Mufti attended the function as the guest speaker.
Rabbi Feldman highlighted the growing threat of antisemitism to the Jewish community in Australia and offered the Jewish approach to multiculturalism and interfaith, urging the Government to be more proactive in adequately addressing the troubling trend.
In attendance were Federal MPs and Senators, Ambassadors, and Faith and Community Leaders including many Middle Eastern ambassadors and the Palestinian ambassador.
Rabbi Shmueli Feldman told J-Wire: “I became friends with the main organizing MP who co-chairs the federal parliamentary friends of Palestine. I utilized this rare opportunity with those people listening to make the case for not just the Jewish people but for Israel.”
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