Bishop meets Leibler

September 16, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council National Chairman’s Mark Leibler met with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Canberra this week and discussed Australia’s foreign relations with focus on specific concerns of the Jewish community.

Mark Leibler and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Mark Leibler and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Among a broad range of issues canvassed, they discussed the Minister’s recent visit to Israel, where she met with Israel’s political leaders and visited an Israeli high-tech start-up incubator.

AIJAC’s Mark Leibler thanked the Minister  for extending an invitation for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to visit Australia, which the PM  accepted. Bishop joined Leibler in expressing their great anticipation for his historic visit,  which would be the first by a sitting Israeli Prime Minister.
Leibler thanked Bishop for her unstinting friendship with the Jewish community and her unshakeable support for Israel, particularly in international agencies including at the United Nations.

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