APAN Opinion: NSW Labor draws fire over junket trips to Israel

APAN Publishes Opinion Piece ahead of the 2016 ALP NSW State Conference. The piece takes up the question of free trips being offered by lobby groups and why they have raised such controversy.  Read article.

APAN is calling on people in NSW to contact their local representatives to advocate for real change for Palestine.  JOIN CAMPAIGN:  https://apan.good.do/NSWALP

Adelaide opens Palestine Centre

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The Adelaide based Australian Friends of Palestine Association have opened a new Palestine Center for Peace with both resources and wonderful fair trade Palestinian Products for sale.

The Centre is located at 60 Frome Street in Adelaide.

Contact them at 08 8232 5273 or email store@palestinecenterforpeace.com.au for opening hours and more information.

APAN supports Palestinians citizens of Israel

The 30th January 2016 was marked around the world as a Day of Solidarity for Palestinian citizens of Israel.  The day was called by Palestinian civic organisations within Israel after the Israeli Prime Minister stated he would send more law enforcement into their communities.

Palestinian citizens of Israel already live with a system of clear cultural and institutional  discrimination.  For example, a Committee on Arab Education inside Israel found in 2005 that Israel spent an average of $192 a year on Palestinian students compared with $1,100 for Jewish students. Continue reading

APAN Christmas message

2015 has not been a good year for planet earth and its people. In the midst of so much pain and anguish it is easy to lose sight of particular people, especially those whose pain is ongoing. Such is the lot of the people of Palestine. The world has become almost impervious to the plight of people whose story of displacement and alienation from their home and land has remained the same since 1948. And yet it is not the same, new generations are born, hopes of a just outcome are dashed and the daily lives and rights of 5million+ people remain less than those of us in the West would countenance for ourselves. Continue reading

2015 International Day of Solidarity

UN_IDSPP_logoAPAN recognises the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

On the 2015 #PalestineDay, 29 November, the annual International Day of Solidarity, the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) reaffirms its commitment to advocate for peace and justice in Palestine and Israel based on United Nations resolutions and international law. Continue reading