Sunday, May 16, 2021

(Jewish Link Staff and combined sources) Isi Leibler, Jewish activist and leader on the international stage, passed away this week in Israel at the age of 86.

Leibler was a central player in the global Jewish arena for over six decades. Establishing himself as a preeminent Australian Jewish leader, he was pivotal in driving the issue of Soviet Jewry onto the international agenda and played a crucial role in the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and China, and India. His goals were always to further the Jewish agenda, support Israel and fight anti-Semitism.

Liebler came to Australia as a refugee, growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust. Eventually, he made Israel his home and became one of the most respected and influential voices in the Jewish world.