October 3, 2019

A Jewish student forced to kiss the shoe of another boy amid claims of rampant antisemitic bullying

A 12-year-old boy was forced to kiss the shoe of his classmate in the fears he would get beaten up (pictured)
Melbourne A Jewish school student was forced to kiss the shoe of another boy in fear he would get beaten up, while another was tormented because of his religion.

A five-year-old boy at a Melbourne primary school and a 12-year-old at a secondary college both left their schools after becoming victims to antisemitic abuse.
In the wake of the bullying, both students' mothers slammed the schools for 'refusing to address' the issues.
The five-year-old's mother said he was left so distressed by his classmate's bullying he began wetting his pants in class and making up an excuse to miss school. 
His mother then found out her son had been bullied by five other children on a daily basis in his school's bathrooms.


He became the victim of a series of antisemitic slurs including insults such as 'dirty Jew' and 'Jewish cockroach'.
When bringing up the issue with his school, the student's mother said the only solution given was to allow the child to use another bathroom.
She even suggested the school educate their students about antisemitism, but that was rejected.
'They refused to accept there was an antisemitic issue. ''It's not antisemitism, it's just bullying''. The principal said, ''I don't want to make other students feel uncomfortable'',' the mother said. 
The second child who was subjected to antisemitic bullying was so badly beaten he was sent to hospital.
In a humiliating video he was forced to kiss the shoe of another classmate in fears he would get bashed by the nine surrounding children.
His classmates hurled abuse at him calling him names such as 'Jewish n*****r' and a 'cooked up Jewish c**t'.
Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the Anti- Defamation Commission, Australia's leading civil rights organisation, who was approached by the parents of the victims, told Daily Mail Australia no child should be singled out for their religion.
'This is stain on Victoria's education system that will long endure. Bullying and harassment of Jewish students at public schools is a deeply embedded virus that is reaching pitch-fever and should alarm us all. We are gradually reaching a point of no return,' Mr Dvir said.
'To think that in 2019 Jewish pupils are subjected to violence, verbal insults and taunts, bigoted jokes, social exclusion, demeaning text messages and malicious Facebook posts is heartbreaking. 
'The kids are shaken and traumatised. Too often, parents are concerned that the antisemitic abuse will escalate if they notify the school since their child will become even a bigger target. 
'The ADC stands ready and willing to work with the Victorian government to deal with this sad phenomenon.' 
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the schools for comment.