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Australia appoints special envoy for combatting antisemitism

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Australia has appointed a special envoy to combat antisemitism and preserve 'social cohesion' amid rising community tension over the Israel-Gaza war. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced lawyer and businesswoman Jillian Segal would consult with community leaders and discrimination experts to advise the government. The ongoing conflict in the Middle East has become a volatile political issue in Australia, resulting in protests from both Jewish and Muslim communities, as well as a sharp uptick in Islamophobia and antisemitism. The appointment of Ms Segal is a 'critical step' in easing friction, according to Mr Albanese.

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