Australian Jews reacted positively after an Israeli court convicted five people in the collapse of a bridge at the Maccabiah Games in 1997 that left four Australian athletes dead and scores of others injured. “Nothing can ever truly compensate those who lost loved ones,” said Nina Bassat, president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. “What the verdict affirms is that the tragedy was avoidable and happened because of criminal negligence.”
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