APAN is honored to be hosting the founders of Military Court Watch in Australia to talk about their work in the brutal system of Israeli military courts.
Brisbane – August 13 Supreme Court Library 415 George Street, Brisbane
hosted by the University of Queensland Pro Bono Centre
Canberra – August 15 ACCC, Cnr Blackall St and Kings Av, Barton
hosted by the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
Sydney – August 17 (APAN dinner), Grand Royale, Granville
hosted by the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network
Adelaide August 18 (AFOPA dinner), The Ballroom Function Centre
hosted by the Australian Friends of Palestine Association
Melbourne August 21 Ibis Conference Centre, Therry Street Melbourne
hosted by Liberty Victoria; Muslim Legal Network; APAN; Australians for Palestine
Hobart August 22, University of Tasmania Law School
hosted by UTas Law School & Tasmanian Friends of Palestine
The killings of 106 Palestinians and injuring 10,000 should be investigated
As the world continues to be horrified by unarmed Palestinians being killed and maimed by Israeli snipers in Gaza, it is unconscionable for Australia to have voted against sending independent investigators from the UN.
It is absurd for the Australian Government to continue to talk about ‘balance’ as if these are two equal warring parties. As the UN High Commissioner said, Gazans are “caged in a toxic slum from birth to death; deprived of dignity”, and Israel is a military power maintaining complete control over their lives.
Australia’s response to the military assaults on protests not only blames the victims, but risks creating a culture of impunity for the actions of the Israeli military.
On the eve of the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of The Nakba, APAN and the Australian Jewish Democratic Society published an Opinion Piece in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Palestinians undefeated as Israel celebrates 70th anniversary
“In spite of 70 years of dispossession and exile, despite the daily humiliation of life under Israeli rule, despite the failures of their own leadership and the enormous power arrayed against them, Palestinians do not regard themselves as a defeated people. So long as this is the case, Israel’s victory will remain at best a partial one.”
Read whole piece in the Sydney Morning Herald