February 2021 | Senator Penny Wong speaks at APAN dinner
The Hon Senator Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs spoke to an APAN dinner attended by over 200 people.
Senator Wong praised APAN’s work for Palestinian human rights and reaffirmed Labor’s support for a just and lasting peace. Senator Wong reaffirmed ALP policy that calls on the next Labor Government to recognise Palestine as an important priority. She also spoke strongly about Israeli annexation of the West Bank and called for the reinstatement of funding to UNRWA and AMENCA. “Peace cannot be one-sided; nor can it be imposed” she said – we couldn’t agree more.
February 2021 | Randa Abdel Fattah in The Book Room
APAN is proud to be working with award winning Palestinian playwright and poet Samah Sabawi on The Book Room – a series of monthly interviews with authors that highlight Palestinian and Australian Indigenous authors. Our February event features award-winning author and academic Dr Randa Abdel Fattah who discusses her new book Coming of Age in the War on Terror.
February 2021 | Parliamentary launch of joint statement on antisemitism
APAN was proud to work alongside the Australian Jewish Democratic Society to release a joint statement on antisemitism. The parliamentary launch, which had been delayed because of COVID restrictions, was co-hosted by the Parliamentary Friends of Palestine and was attended by 11 parliamentarians, parliamentary staffers and members of the Palestinian Delegation.
January 2021 | Tony Birch in The Book Room
APAN is proud to be working with award winning Palestinian playwright and poet Samah Sabawi on The Book Room – a series of monthly interviews with authors that highlight Palestinian and Australian Indigenous authors. In January, to coincide with Invasion Day, the event featured award-winning author, academic, and activist Tony Birch in a discussion about his new book White Girl.
December 2020 | Short video on antisemitism
Following our joint statement on antisemitism, APAN and the Australian Jewish Democratic Society released a short video.
Released for Human Rights Day, it shows how Palestinians and Jewish people, both from oppressed groups, are natural allies in the fight against all racism, including antisemitism.