Dr Mona ElFarra visit to Australia
Alongside other advocacy groups, APAN is pleased to be hosting Dr Mona ElFarra in her trip to Australia this coming month. APAN is co-hosting public events in Canberra and Melbourne, as well as within Federal Parliament. Dr El Farra is in Australia as a guest of the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine who will give the 2013 CJPP Nakba Commemoration Lecture.
Download flier for 30 May Melbourne public lecture.
Download flier for 28 May Canberra public meeting
Link to full national events listing
APAN dinner in Brisbane – with parliamentary leaders – 9 March
APAN’s fundraising dinner was a wonderful success. Guests were inspired by speeches by Parliamentary Friends of Palestine co-convenors Maria Vamvakinou MP and Sussan Ley MP as well as from APAN Executive Member David Forde. We are very grateful for everyone who came out to support our work – and made it a fundraiser!
APAN announces Bishop Browning as new President.
APAN is very pleased to announce the election of Bishop George Browning as APAN’s President. Bishop Browning is a retired Anglican Bishop, serving as Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn until 1998. Bishop Browning is a long term supporter of justice for Palestinians. See media release. Read APAN bulletin.
APAN issues press release in response to Israel’s bullying tactics of seizing tax revenue and increasing settlements.
Australia abstained from UN vote. APAN has been campaigning for Australia to support the Palestinian Authority’s bid to be recognised as a non-member observer state in the United Nations. It has been announced that Australia will abstain from voting on the resolution. Reports indicate that while the Prime Minister wanted to vote against the resolution, she was convinced not to by her colleagues. While this isn’t a yes , it also represents a significant break from Australia obeying whatever Israel asks of us, a shift we welcome. Why we think Australia should vote yes. Read APAN’s press release
Read APAN’s Op Ed printed in multiple Fairfax papers
APAN joins national protests in support of Gaza
APAN supported protest events against the atrocities in Gaza. Prof Peter Slezak and Rev Gregor Henderson spoke at the Melbourne rally. Read more.
Club – September 2012
APAN was very proud to host Israeli historian and academic Prof Ilan Pappe as he gave a live nationwide address the National Press Club in front of 170 people. See photos and podcast.
Politicians were presented with the breadth of concern about Palestine when APAN joined with the Australian Jewish Democratic Society in August to host two guests from Israel in Parliament House in Canberra. Speaking from the diversity of our experiences and perspectives, all expressed their deep concern about current Israeli policies and the urgent need for a shift in Australian policy to support the human rights of Palestinians. Read more.
Peter Slezak shares his trip to Palestine with ABC Radio 360documentaries, Radio National.