Mr Leibler, who is also the national chairman of the Australia-Israel and Jewish Affairs Council, sent a letter to Mr Cuerden yesterday saying he was “baffled” and expressed “profound disapproval” of the criticism directed at the Victorian senator.
The letter, seen by The West, said it was disingenuous “at best” for the WA Bar president to “defend” the tweet on freedom of speech grounds.
“By deleting the tweet, it would seem that even Burnside himself recognised, after the fact, that his comments had crossed the line into anti-Semitism,” Mr Leibler’s letter read.
“A fact that seems to be readily recognised by virtually all public commentators from the far left to the right. The sole exception seems to be the WA Bar Association.
Mr Liebler suggested Mr Cuerden would “diminish public confidence” in the legal profession or the “administration of justice” if he did not apologise to Senator Henderson and condemn Mr Burnside’s “anti-Semitism”.