APAN is a national coalition harnessing the passion of Australians for Palestinian human rights, justice, and equality

Defend Palestinian civil society!

 

In late October, six prominent Palestinian human rights and advocacy NGOs were outlawed by the Israeli Government, and classified as ‘terrorist’ organisations. We need you to join us and hundreds of other prominent human rights advocates, aid groups, and unions to petition the Australian Government to pressure Israel to reverse its decision, and end its escalating attacks against Palestinian civil society.

Media Release: MP wrong to adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

Media reports indicate the Prime Minister has announced Australia will adopt the IHRA definition of Antisemitism. APAN has rejected the move as unnecessary and dangerous.

“The Racial Discrimination Act is the best tool we have to fight all racism, including the scourge of antisemitism. said Bishop Browning, APAN President.

“The IHRA Definition actually muddies the water between legitimate criticism of Israel and Antisemitism. It has been used to shut down legitimate advocacy for Palestine in other places in the world, and we must not allow this to happen in Australia” he continued.

Release Mohammed El Halabi!

Five years ago Israel arrested humanitarian hero Mohammed El Halabi, accusing him of diverting $50 million in aid money to Hamas.  Despite over 150 court hearings and relentless interrogations, the Israeli prosecution has failed to provide any evidence for the charges.  Mohammed must be unconditionally and immediately released.

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UN Secretary General's message on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

“Together, let us reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the Palestinian people in their quest to achieve their inalienable rights and build a future of peace, justice, security and dignity for both Palestinians and Israelis.”

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Apple sues Israeli spy firm NSO Group

International tech giant Apple has filed a lawsuit against Israeli NSO Group and its parent company over the use of the ‘Pegasus’ spyware targeting its phone users.

Apple credited several NGOs for documenting how Pegasus has been used by governments to target human rights workers and journalists, including Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

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Israel, Belgium clash over settlement products labeling

The Belgian foreign office has formally announced it will begin labelling products produced in illegal Israeli settlements.

The decision stems from a 2019 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, which said consumers should be aware of any items made in the illegal settlements.

While Belgium is the first EU nation to mandate these changes, it’s likely others will follow.

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