cartoon of jew squeezed between two tiny flags on bondi beach whilst someone else spreads out between normal lifesaving flags

Jewish community in new talks over Bondi Synagogue

If your local council knocks back a development proposal, the reasons are fairly standard – the building’s too high, it casts too many shadows, there aren’t enough parking spaces.

But rarely is the objection based on a fear of terrorism.

But that’s what’s happened in Bondi in Sydney.

The Land and Environment Court has rejected a proposal to build a synagogue because of public safety.

Jewish leaders say the decision is a victory for those who threaten violence.

Listen to the story on the  The Religion and Ethics Report on ABC Radio.