Think he's antisemitic? Wrong! Always wrong!
“Many people hold very strong views about, in this case the occupation of the West Bank. Many people who are indeed Jewish do so, and I am myself half-Jewish. To infer from a view about occupation that someone is anti-Jewish…it’s just ridiculous,” [Mosman Mayor Peter] Abelson said.One almost might think that attendance at a non-Israel related Jewish event in Australia could be meaningfully distinguished from one's views about the occupation of the West Bank. Of course, one might have also thought that firebombing a synagogue could be meaningfully distinguished from one's views about Israeli military campaigns in Gaza. Alas.