Goodbye! Hello! Malcolm’s back on the beat!

May 2, 2010 by Henry Benjamin
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Former Leader of the Opposition Malcom Turnbull made his first public appearance today since announcing he will not retire from politics…at the Chabad Youth LagBaOmer Carnival.

Robin Margo, Rabbi Pincas Feldman and Malcolm Turnbull pic: Henry Benjamin

Speaking at Bondi Beach where he was guest of honour at a Jewish parade celebrating the festival of Lag BaOmer, Liberal Federal M.P. Turnbull told J-Wire: “I am delighted to be committed to Wentworth and I am looking forward to the election campaign and to serving the people here with the same enthusiasm and commitment I brought to it over the last six years.”

Turnbull addressed the crowd but made no mention of his current political stance. He was not the only speaker with an eye on Wentworth. Robin Margo is the president of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies. Interviewed after the event, he commented: “I said last week that I was consulting people and considering whether or not to nominate for ALP pre-selection when nominations are called. I am still doing that and Mr Turnbull’s reversal of his position is a factor to be weighed with all the others.”

Turnbull then joined a parade headed by a brass band which wound its way through the streets of Bondi to Barracluff Park where the Chabad Youth movement had organised  an event-packed day to celebrate the holiday…the only day in the seven week period between Passover and Shavout on which religious Jews are permitted to play music and enjoy themselves.

Organiser Elimelech Levy, 26, is the the Director of Chabad Youth. He told J-Wire: “It was a beautiful day…and a beautiful atmosphere with over 1,000 marching and over 2,000 soaking up the Lag BaOmer spirit at the park where we had all kinds of family entertainment, including Israeli singer Chaim David.”



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