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Adelaide Festival Loses Another Large Sponsor Over Susan Abulhawa & Mohammed El-Kurd Appearances

More goods from Australia, as professional services company PwC Australia has followed the lead of Australia’s largest law firm MinterEllison and withdrawn its support of the Adelaide Festival over the inclusion of antisemites Susan Abulhawa and Mohammed El-Kurd

The firm removed its logo from the Adelaide Festival website on the weekend and issued an all-staff memo on Tuesday explaining its actions in response to speakers Susan Abulhawa and Mohammed El-Kurd.

“A number of you have seen recent media surrounding Adelaide Writers’ Week and the inclusion of two speakers who have previously made hateful and anti-Semitic comments,” the note will say.

“We condemn in the strongest terms any anti-Semitic comments and any suggestion of support for Russia‘s war against Ukraine. We stand with the Jewish and Ukrainian communities who have been understandably hurt by this issue.”

Meanwhile, festival director Louise Adler never responded to my tweet – despite me even retweeting it to her a few times

but she did find time to again defend her decision to include the two vile speakers:

retweet Bob Carr, who himself could credibly be called an antisemite:

and retweet this hater who speaks of pressure by “malevolent forces in Australia”:

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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
Picture of David Lange

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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