Australia's Jewish community is calling for more national action against racism - following an alleged anti-Semitic attack in Sydney.
Four men and a woman were injured after a group of males allegedly made anti- Semitic comments to them, assaulting them as they walked home.
CCTV footage shows the brawl that ensued as eight people attacked a group returning from a Jewish Sabbath dinner.
Five people were taken to hospital, with concussions and broken bones.
One - a man in his 60s - also suffered bleeding to his brain.
"Its' always shocking and disappointing when they occur", Peter Wertheim of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry told SBS.
Two teenagers and a 23 year old man were arrested at the scene.
The rest managed to flee.
The victims say the attack was racially motivated-- in an area that boasts one of Australia's largest Jewish communities.
"We're not scared to walk in the street as a Jew", Rebbi Eli Feldman said.
"I wear this (traditional dress) garb down Bondi Road, and very rarely is there a problem. We're very comfortable in this country and it's a tribute to Australia."
Peter Wertheim has personally thanked those who leapt to the group's defence before police arrived.
While he agrees attacks like this are rare - Australia's anti-racism measures need to be bolstered.
I think there needs to be a targetted approach to education in their early teens when they're suseptible to family prejudice and peer group pressure.
"I have to say there is always a substrata of racial prejudice that exists in Australian society, as probably everywhere in the world. Australia is probably a more tolerant place than most others."