APAN deplores Jerusalem announcement

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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Politicians human rights day support for Palestinian children

Update: There are now 95 signatories to this letter

On Human Rights Day, 83 Australian parliamentarians released a public letter to UNICEF, calling for an update about the situation for Palestinian Children in Israeli military detention.

This letter was a follow up to a 2016 statement by Australian Federal parliamentarians calling for Israel to change its laws, policies and practices, so that Palestinian children’s fundamental human rights were respected.

Its time: Recognise Palestine!

The ALP National Conference is about to decide policy for the next three years.

Join our campaign to call them to commit to Recognising Palestine!

If you are in Adelaide, then please Labor Fringe event Palestine Recognition? What MP’s saw on the ground – and hear from parliamentarians that traveled to Palestine with APAN.

Australian Embassy in Jerusalem – no way!

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:
ABC online
ABC Radio
The Guardian Opinion Piece
The Guardian – News story
Time Magazine
AP News
Washington Post
Nine News
SBS News
Australian Financial Review
Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog

Australia must not move Israeli Embassy

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”.

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