Australia’s Ruling Party Now Has A Jewish Deputy…and The Antisemites Are Not Happy About It

Australia has a new Prime Minister, with Scott Morrison replacing the ousted former PM  Malcolm Turnbull after a party vote. Josh Frydenberg, who has been energy minister, was elected deputy leader of the ruling Liberal party.

Josh happens to be a proud Jew. So much so that this is what it looked like when he was just sworn in.

Yarmulke on head while holding a Tanakh (Hebrew bible).

Not only that, but last year, he took part in a ceremony to mark the completion of the first Torah to be written in Parliament House.


Besides being a proud Jew, Josh comes from a very Zionist family. My mother tells me that she knew his father, who was a doctor, and “one of the first volunteers to go to Israel during the Six Day War.”

Needless to say, there are those who are not happy at the reality of a Jewish deputy PM. One Jew hater made this known by revising Josh’s Wikipedia entry (click on the image to enlarge):

The revision has since been removed.

I wish Josh much success in his new role, and invite him to join me for a beer if – no, when – he next makes it to Israel!


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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