On the eve of the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of The Nakba, APAN and the Australian Jewish Democratic Society published an Opinion Piece in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Palestinians undefeated as Israel celebrates 70th anniversary
“In spite of 70 years of dispossession and exile, despite the daily humiliation of life under Israeli rule, despite the failures of their own leadership and the enormous power arrayed against them, Palestinians do not regard themselves as a defeated people. So long as this is the case, Israel’s victory will remain at best a partial one.”
Read whole piece in the Sydney Morning Herald
Collection of statements on Palestine and Israel from the Hansard record of the Australian Federal Parliament.
1 March 2018, Senate, Senate Estimates. Senator Lee Rhiannon (Greens, NSW) asks about Australia’s engagement regarding Palestinian children in military detention & the US decision to move their Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. Continue reading
We were honored that Roger Waters took an evening out of his epic Us and Them tour to speak in Melbourne about Palestine. Watch and share! (highlights below, click here for video of whole event)
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In late December, 16yr old Ahed Tamimi was dragged from her bed in the middle of the night, and is currently in a military prison inside Israel, denied bail. She is one of hundreds of Palestinian children who face military courts by Israel, courts which have an over 99% conviction rate. UNICEF has called on Israel to stop the “widespread, systematic and institutionalised abuse” which happens to Palestinian children in Israel prisons.