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!
The killings of 106 Palestinians and injuring 10,000 should be investigated
As the world continues to be horrified by unarmed Palestinians being killed and maimed by Israeli snipers in Gaza, it is unconscionable for Australia to have voted against sending independent investigators from the UN.
It is absurd for the Australian Government to continue to talk about ‘balance’ as if these are two equal warring parties. As the UN High Commissioner said, Gazans are “caged in a toxic slum from birth to death; deprived of dignity”, and Israel is a military power maintaining complete control over their lives.
Australia’s response to the military assaults on protests not only blames the victims, but risks creating a culture of impunity for the actions of the Israeli military.