APAN in the Media

Labor conference: ALP ‘recognises’ state of Palestine

The Australian

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March 31, 2021

“Senator Wong successfully moved the amendment to the ALP’s platform on Palestine, which urged a two-state solution but also called on the next Labor government “to recognise Palestine as a state”,” writes Ben Packham.

Resistance to Labor’s pro-Palestine move set to fizzle


Photo of Bob Carr and Michael Danby
March 29, 2021

“Labor’s 2018 position on Palestine was the result of years of pressure from people like Carr and elder statesmen like Bob Hawke, which slowly dissolved fairly rusted-on support for Israel. If Labor is elected and recognises Palestine as a state, it would be one of the only Western countries to do so. And it’s a position that distances it from the Morrison government — which is more pro-Israel than any in recent history,” writes Kishor Napier-Raman.

Australian government tells ICC it should not investigate alleged war crimes in Palestine

The Guardian

Photo of Gaza bombed out
May 10, 2020

Australia’s intervention took its “growing, one-sided support of Israel to a new high”. “By denying Palestinians the right to justice, and protecting Israel from justice, Australia undermines the rule of law as the standard by which international behaviour is to be judged, and if necessary, sanctioned.

Australia Moves to Block an Investigation into War Crimes in Palestine

Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog

Parliamentarians standing outside parliament house with signs "Israel is not above the law"
February 28, 2020

“Australia’s efforts to block an International Criminal Court investigation into alleged war crimes in Palestine are inexplicable,” according to APAN president Bishop George Browning.

Australia seeks to block Palestine war crimes investigation


Photo of Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a podium with Australian flags behind him
February 19, 2020

“Australia’s request to make a submission to the International Criminal Court is a shameful support of the Trump and Netanyahu agenda to sabotage progress towards justice and freedom for Palestinians,” Browning said.

Trump’s Comments Hamper Efforts Towards Peace in the Middle East

Sydney Criminal Lawyers

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November 29, 2019

“And this isn’t the first time that Trump’s taken aim at the Palestinians, whilst reinforcing the US relationship with Israel. After he officially recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the US embassy was moved there on 14 May last year, as Israeli forces shot dead 58 unarmed Palestinian protesters,” writes Paul Gregoire.

Will Australia re-think its position on Israeli settlements?

SBS - Arabic radio

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November 20, 2019

Following Pompeo’s comments about the legality of Israeli settlements, Professor Bassam Dally speaks to the role Australia has played in dividing Palestine.

US says Israeli settlements are no longer illegal

ABC NewsRadio

November 20, 2019

Professor Amin Saikal, a Middle East Specialist from the Australian National University, spoke to ABC NewsRadio about US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent comments that the settlements in the West Bank are no longer illegal.

US shift on settlements doesn’t change international law


Photo of TV interview - ABC presenter and Nasser Mashni
November 19, 2019

APAN Vice-President Nasser Mashni on ABC News 24 “Prime Minister Scott Morrison is on the record saying settlements are an obstacle to peace…We expect our Foreign Minister Marise Payne to announce that they reject Donald Trump’s statement.”

Black-Palestinian Solidarity Conference

3CR - Community radio

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November 7, 2019

APAN campaigner Sara Saleh spoke to the Thursday Breakfast program on 3CR community radio about the upcoming Black-Palestinian Solidarity Conference being held in Melbourne.

A new narrative for solving the Israel-Palestine conflict

ABC RN Drive

ABC Logo
July 8, 2019

Orly Noy, a Mizrahi Jew, a journalist and a political activist in Israel and Sara Saleh, a Palestinian human rights campaigner with the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network, talked to ABC RN Drive about the discrimination of Mizrahi Jews and Palestinians in Israel/Palestine and the need for a new non-Zionist narrative to address this marginalisation.

Does guilt about historical anti-semitism keep Christians silent on Palestine?

Social Policy Connections

Photo of a Palestinain waving flag
June 5, 2019

“The request of Palestinian Christians is threefold. The first request is to challenge any theology which supports oppression. The second is to come and see their reality, in order to ensure that any pilgrimages to the Holy Land engage bravely with the ‘living stones’. And, thirdly, that, as fellow Christians, we ‘help them get their freedom back’, to speak out against the injustices they experience,” writes Jessica Morrison.

Deaths In Gaza: The More Things Change…

New Matilda

Photo of destruction in Gaza
May 14, 2019

“It is indeed shameful that an apartheid regime is flourishing in Palestine 25 years after apartheid was abolished in South Africa. Stories of a defenceless indigenous population being humiliated and brutalised by the soldiers of an occupying army should be inflammatory,” writes Bassam Dally.

Grand Mufti moves to mobilise Muslim vote

The Australian Financial Review

April 26, 2019

“Labor dumped human rights lawyer Melissa Parke as its candidate for the marginal Western Australian seat after reports that she had called Israel’s treatment of Palestine “worse than the South African system of apartheid,” writes Bo Seo.

Day 5 of the federal election campaign

The Canberra Times

Photo of Scott Morrison speaking to an audience during election campaign
April 15, 2019

“They are going to turn Palestine into Swiss cheese and that is what is happening,” – Labor MP Josh Wilson to the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network.

Israeli dominion and the new apartheid

The Australian Financial Review (Letters)

April 10, 2019

“There is only one currency used throughout, only one border control entity, Israel controls the birth and death registers of Palestinians, Israel controls radio frequency and internet spectrums, Israel controls building permits and access to the outside world, and now 50 per cent of the population that Israel controls are not being allowed to vote in this election.Two peoples, one land, two sets of rules. The dictionary has a word for this – apartheid.” – Nasser Mashni.

APAN turns 8

3CR - Community Radio

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April 9, 2019

Jessica Morrison, CEO of Australian Palestine Advocacy Network, spoke to Tuesday Hometime about APAN’s 8th birthday, APAN’s lobbying campaign against the ALP, the APAN-led parliamentary tour of Palestine, Trump recognising Golan Heights as part of Israel, the Great March of Return, BDS and Israeli elections.

Australian Labor Party commits to recognizing Palestine


Photo of Labor supporters for the recognition of a Palestinian state, Adelaide
January 1, 2019

“Along with elder statesman and former Foreign Minister Bob Carr, APAN has also been lobbying for recognition of the state of Palestine within the Australian Labor Party (ALP). The Labor Party is in opposition in the Australian parliament to the ruling center-right Coalition bloc, of Liberal and National party members,” writes John Salisbury.

Morrison’s Jerusalem Fiasco: Diplomacy in a Wet Paper Bag

Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Photo of Scott Morrison
December 29, 2018

“Scott Morrison’s mid-October suggestion that his government might recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city was an attempt to win domestic gain at the expense of the nation’s foreign diplomatic standing,” writes Paul Gregoire.

Jerusalem issue garners mixed reactions from religious groups

December 17, 2018


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