It is not about censorship

Dr. Dvir Abramovich explains to Tom Elliot of the 3AW Drive program why the concerns of the Bnai Brith Anti-Defamation Commission over the play ‘Tales of a City by the Sea’ written by Palestinian/Australian/Canadian activist Samah Sabawi have nothing to do with censorship. Instead Dvir points out the antisemitic undertones of the play that he claims promote hatred and evil stereotypes of Jews. He emphasises that the choice of this play for the VCE syllabus contravenes community standards.

Earlier in the program we hear the State Education Minister James Merlino who responds to criticism from Tom Elliot that the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) may be succumbing to pressure from community groups who feel threatened or intimidated by what is said or written.