Liberman not scheduled to visit Australia

August 17, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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A Jewish newspaper published an “exclusive” report that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman was “set for an Oz Tour” later this month.  J-Wire can confirm he is not.

 

Foreign Ministers Julie Bishop [Australia] and Avigdor Lieberman [Israel]

Foreign Ministers Julie Bishop [Australia] and Avigdor Liberman [Israel]

The Australian Jewish News published in its current edition that Liberman  would “address a dinner in Melbourne next Sunday night hosted by the ZFA and the ZCV”.

But the Israel Embassy in Canberra has told J-Wire that the Foreign Minister has no scheduled visit this month. According to the report Lieberman was also expected to meet community leadership in Sydney.

Invitations had been sent out to the Melbourne event.

President of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies Yair Miller told J-Wire after confirming the visit was not going to take place: “We are obviously disappointed that the Foreign Minister’s muted visit is not taking place. We fully appreciate the volatile and uncertain period in which the State of Israel finds herself and the Minister’s need to be there. We look forward to welcoming him at the earliest possible opportunity.”

 

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