All posts tagged Mark Leibler

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.

Unsettled over settlements

Australian Jewish leaders have expressed concern over Israel’s controversial new legislation on settlements, describing the law which would retroactively legalise an estimated 4000 West Bank settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land as “troubling” and “counterproductive”.

Australian Jewish leaders mourn Peres

“Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives.” So said Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding generation of leaders.

Wiesel mourned

Politicians and Jewish leaders have lauded Elie Wiesel, the world’s most famous voice of Holocaust survival, who died aged 87 last Saturday (July 2).

Community mourns Orlando

Community mourns Orlando victims

Australian Jewry has expressed its sadness and shock at the massacre carried out at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that left 49 people dead and 53 injured.

BDS advocate disinvited from Limmud Oz

A Palestinian-Australian advocate of boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) against Israel has been disinvited from Limmud Oz after organisers learnt of his vocal support for the BDS campaign.

Australia stands up for Israel at World Health Organisation

As Foreign Minister Julie Bishop went on the campaign trail in Melbourne’s Jewish community on Tuesday, communal leaders thanked her for taking a principled stance against an anti-Israel motion put forward at the World Health Organisation (WHO) World Assembly.

Pioneering Ann mourned

JEWISH leaders paid tribute to the memory of communal pioneer Ann Zablud, who passed away this week, aged 95.

Multicultural champion honoured

COMMUNAL stalwart Jeremy Jones has received top honours at the 2016 Premier’s Harmony Dinner, taking home the Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award after serving the community for more than 40 years promoting multicultural and interfaith dialogue.

Taking on the Constitution

COMMUNAL icon and human-rights advocate Mark Leibler has been tapped to take a leading role in the next step towards full constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.