The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) is dismayed by the Morrison government’s announcement that it will recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that only serves to appease extremist elements of the Party while further slamming closed the door to peace.
“As Israel claims exclusive sovereignty over all of Jerusalem and refuses to abide by United Nations resolutions calling it to withdraw from occupied East Jerusalem, we cannot give them a free kick,” said Bishop George Browning, President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network.
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APAN mobilised to ensure Prime Minister Morrison’s ludicrous thought-bubble to move Australia’s embassy to Jerusalem will be thoroughly popped! We undertook an e-campaign where nearly 4,000 Australians wrote to their local representatives, and was active in the media.
See APAN’s press coverage in:
The Guardian Opinion Piece
The Guardian – News story
Australian Financial Review
Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog
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!