Senator Ron Boswell – moving motion to condemn the BDS call by Marrickville Council

photo of Senator Ron Boswell
July 5, 2011

…condemns the boycott of Israel instigated by Marrickville Council—part of the Global Boycott Divestments and Sanctions—banning any links with Israeli organisations or organisations that support Israel and prohibiting any academic, government, sporting or cultural exchanges with Israel…

Full motion

Senator BOSWELL (Queensland) (16:25): I move:

That the Senate—

(a)   condemns the boycott of Israel instigated by Marrickville Council—part of the Global Boycott Divestments and Sanctions—banning any links with Israeli organisations or organisations that support Israel and prohibiting any academic, government, sporting or cultural exchanges with Israel;

(b)   acknowledges that Israel is a legitimate and democratic state and a good friend of Australia; and

(c)   denounces the Israeli boycott by Marrickville Council and others, and condemns any expansion of it.

Link to parliamentary Hansard

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