Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission, said:
“It seems that Pete Evans is determined to continue going down the low road of morality and traffic in hurtful and dangerous conspiracy theories.
What will Mr Evans’s excuse for posting age-old antisemitic libels on his page be this time?
Perhaps he will say that he never heard of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, one of the most virulently antisemitic forgeries of the 20th century that presents itself as a record of a Jewish plot to take over the world?
If he does, he should know that his credibility on this issue is running thin. I’d also like to remind Mr Evans that Hitler referred to this vile text in several of his speeches, and that the Nazi party used it the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in its propaganda against the Jews.
And the late Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel said, “If ever a piece of writing could produce mass hatred, it is this one.”
As for Agenda 21, anti-Semites and white-supremacists are now claiming that it is part of a Jewish plot to rule the world, recycling the millennia-old theme that Jews are inherently evil and have a “master plan” to achieve global rule.
At a time when anti-Semitism is surging in Australia, it is deeply troubling that a public figure with a sizable following is providing a platform for some of the worst conspiratorial anti-Jewish slanders that in the past have led to violence and mass-murder.
Sharing and promoting such odious falsehoods can result in real-life deadly consequences as the recent shooting rampages by white-supremacists in Pittsburgh, El Paso and Christchurch have demonstrated.
We call on Mr Evans to step forward and apologise for his divisive behaviour which is an affront to our core values of tolerance, equality for all and inclusivity.
If he refuses to do so, we would urge Rod Cullerton to sack Mr Evans as a candidate for his party.”