News Briefs

  1/31/2013, Shevat 20, 5773

Australian Jews Protest Election Date

Following the surprise call of Australian PM Julia Gillard for elections on September 14, came the disgruntled outcry of Jewish politicians protesting the decision to call elections for Yom Kippur. Gillard explained that national football tournament date constraints left no other date available, and requested Australian Jews vote early as they have in the past. All Australian elections take place on the Sabbath.