The 15 May is commemorated annually as al-Nakba – the catastrophe. Palestinians and their supporters mark the beginning of their dispossession that begun in 1948 and continues to this day. Palestinian community and solidarity groups around Australia hosted a number of events surrounding the May 15 date, see below for videos of events.
Israeli plans for Annexation with Dr Ashrawi
Dr Hanan Ashrawi -spokesperson and member of the PLO Executive Committee -provides comments about Annexation with Australian Palestinians Hiba Farra and Dr Nahed Fraitekh. This event was an initiative of the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine.
Palestine Talks – The Inevitability of Israel-Palestine Union
The talk by Prof Bassam Dally addresses themes of separation and union and how it applies to Israel-Palestine. It will look at the history, geography and politics including factors that are hindering progress. This event is an initiative of the Australian Friends of Palestine Association (AFOPA).
COVID-19 under annexation threats
Mazin Qumsiyeh is from the University of Bethlehem and the Palestine Museum of Natural History. Mazin’s address is on the theme Covid-19 in a Palestine under the threat of annexation. This talk is an initiative of BDS Australia and Sydney Staff for BDS