All posts tagged Mark Leibler

‘Confine these views to the dustbin of history’

JEWISH leaders have joined a legion of Australians condemning an anti-immigration rally in Melbourne on Saturday attended by Queensland senator Fraser Anning, at which neo-Nazi salutes were made and Nazi paraphernalia was displayed.

Melbourne to mark Cooper’s protest march

Marchers plan to converge on Melbourne's CBD on December 6 to commemorate the walk of Aboriginal human rights advocate William Cooper to the German consulate 80 years ago on that date with a protest note from his Australian Aborigines League over Kristallnacht.

Leibler refutes Rudd allegations

FORMER prime minister Kevin Rudd's account of a meeting with Jewish communal stalwart Mark Leibler during the 2010 passports affair is "completely false", the latter said last week.

PM considering embassy move

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has denied that an announcement to look at moving Australia's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is motivated by Jewish votes in this weekend's Wentworth by-election.

‘Israel support to continue’

AUSTRALIA'S new Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne will continue to support the State of Israel, according to Liberal deputy leader Josh Frydenberg.

‘Voice of truth, honesty’

THE United Nations General Assembly has "disgraced itself by siding with terrorists" after it passed a one-sided resolution last week condemning Israel for defending its Gaza border, Executive Council of Australian Jewry president Anton Block said.

‘We can hold head high’

A UNITED Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution to investigate Israel's actions at the Gaza border during the recent violent unrest "failed the test of balance and impartiality", Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

Bishop slams Abbas’s ‘anti-Semitic’ comments

AUSTRALIAN Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's assertion that the Jews caused the Holocaust as "anti-Semitic".

Australia votes ‘no’

JEWISH community leaders have praised the Australian government for voting against a series of anti-Israel resolutions in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last Friday.

Reflections on reconciliation

Reconciliation advocate Mark Leibler is “reasonably optimistic” about the prospects of a meaningful place for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia’s Constitution.