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History will record who resisted hatred, who didn’t

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Nauru refugees protest

Refugee children on Nauru

Published: 26 December 2015

Last updated: 4 March 2024

‘We were once strangers’ – Robin Rothfield – The Australian Jewish News 27.11.15
'While we welcome the government’s recent decision to accept 12,000 Syrian refugees, let us not forget about the asylum seekers languishing in the hellholes of Manus Island and Nauru, where sexual and other physical abuse are reportedly rife and where the inmates suffer from despair wondering what they have done wrong when in fact they have broken no law. Let us also not forget about asylum seekers languishing in the detention centre on Christmas Island.'
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We were refugees once, too – Jeff Robbins – The Times of Israel 22.12.15
Jewish Massachusetts Chief Justice Ralph Gants’ message was not only for the Muslim worshippers present, but also for the rest of us. History will record who incited hatred and who insisted that hatred be resisted.

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‘Love the stranger’ calls us now
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