APAN is a national coalition harnessing the passion of Australians for Palestinian human rights, justice, and equality
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.
Parliamentarians Speaking up for Palestine
Tony Burke MP
Labor Shadow Minister
Ken O’Dowd MP
National Member for Flynn
Adam Bandt MP
Leader of Australian Greens
“Mr Albanese is quite wrong to dismiss the words of the Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who describes the situation facing Palestinians as directly akin to the situation facing black and coloured South Africans under the apartheid regime. The Rome statute of the international criminal court states “The crime of apartheid means inhumane acts of a character committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination of one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime” says Bishop George Browning, as he calls on Mr Albanese to “not be afraid to name the situation for what it is, for only in naming it, can pressure be brought to change it“.
The Israeli born chef, Yotam Ottolenghi, who now lives in London has described the Israeli occupation of the West Bank as the “mother of all evils”. He explained that he felt it was difficult to discuss this issue on social media platforms, but understands why people want him to be more vocal “I do understand why people want me to speak out because my collaboration, my friendship with Sami (Tamimi) is a beacon to many for coexistence.”
Ben & Jerry’s, a global ice cream company that’s well known for taking a stand on social justice issues has announced that they have informed their licensee in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, that they will not renew the license agreement when it expires at the end of next year. The company has stated that allowing its products to be sold in those areas is inconsistent with the company’s values.