APAN has been working hard to ensure Prime Minister Morrison’s ludicrous thought-bubble to move Australia’s embassy to Jerusalem is thoroughly popped!
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media release, 10.30am 16/10/18
“Scott Morrison’s position that moving Australia’s Embassy to Jerusalem would not impact on its commitment to a two-state solution is ludicrous” said Bishop George Browning, President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network.
“Australia is aligning itself with the most erratic, reactionary and bullish US foreign policy ever. It is an irresponsible announcement that will put Palestinian human rights further back, for a handful of votes in Wentworth”.
From 13-23 August 2018, in Partnership with MIAT and the Wallace Foundation, APAN hosted and supported a speaking tour with the founders of Military Court Watch, Salwa Duaibis and Gerard Horton. They discussed their work in the brutal system of Israeli military courts, especially relating to the imprisonment of Palestinian children. Check out the some photos from the event and the video of their Melbourne talk below!
The Australian Government has given into the extremist elements of its party – the same people who want to move the Australian Embassy to Jerusalem.
To summarily axe funding to the PA without any evidence of misuse of funds is draconian and shows whose side the government is on. The Government talks of supporting a two-state solution yet undermines Palestinian rights at every turn.
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.