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Pro-Palestinian protesters rally in Melbourne CBD amid Port of Melbourne blockade

ABC News

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January 21, 2024

“Australia Palestine Advocacy Network president Nasser Mashni said the months of consecutive peaceful protests appeared to have “fallen on deaf ears” as the siege in Gaza continued, and said it was “time to elevate our action”,” – ABC.

‘Not about a photo op’: Albanese defends Wong call to skip October 7 massacre sites

The Sydney Morning Herald

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January 15, 2024

“Australia Palestine Advocacy Network president Nasser Mashni said it was “profoundly concerning that the foreign minister has framed her visit to the Middle East around continuing to reiterate her support for Israel’s right to defend itself”,” writes Matthew Knott and Olivia Ireland.

Albanese slammed over airstrikes and genocide case as thousands protest in Melbourne

The Sydney Morning Herald

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January 14, 2024

“The outpouring of support for this weekend’s solidarity actions show that we won’t stop demanding an end to Australian government racism and hypocrisy, and its complicity with genocide and violent settler-colonialism” – Nasser Mashni, APAN president.

‘She’ll get the red carpet’: Penny Wong to visit Israel, West Bank

The Age

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December 8, 2023

“[Wong] must give equal time, equal attention to visiting Gaza, where Israel’s genocidal mission continues for its 62nd day, and the West Bank, where Israel is embarking upon an unrelenting expansion of illegal settlements” – Nasser Mashni, APAN president.

Australian Museum to amend ‘Palestine’ display after complaints about Egypt exhibition

The Age

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November 27, 2023

“Australian Palestine Advocacy Network president Nasser Mashni said it was another case of “Palestine, Palestinians, our history, our cultural heritage and stories being invisibilised, minimised, rewritten, if not completely erased, by an Australian institution at the command of a Zionist lobby group,” writes Paul Sakkal & Anthony Segaert.

Tens of thousands demand Gaza ceasefire at pro-Palestine rallies across Australia

The Guardian

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November 19, 2023

“The popularity of these protests speaks to the community’s feelings of injustice and abhorrence at the way our government is dragging its feet in calling for an immediate ceasefire. The frustration and desperation of the community is palpable” – Nasser Mashni, APAN president.

‘Clueless’ or ‘courageous’?: Adelaide businesswoman sparks division with ‘Free Palestine’ dress at Flemington Racecourse

Sky News

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November 6, 2023

“A spokesman for the Australian Palestine Advocacy Network commended Ms Barrientos for her actions, with APAN President Nasser Mashni describing the dress as “a courageous appeal to our shared humanity – a call for us to come together, stop the killing and find a path towards peace and justice for Palestine”,” writes Patrick Hannaford.

Muslim voters are disappointed with Labor’s weakness on Israel’s bombardment

Crikey

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November 6, 2023

“History will remember those who stood up for the lives and rights of the Palestinian people during these dark days and it will also remember those who exceptionalised and elevated the suffering of only one people over another, driving a deep wedge within our community” – Nasser Mashni, APAN president.

Carnage triggered by Hamas’ barbaric attacks is setting a new test for Labor

The Sydney Morning Herald

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November 4, 2023

On UN vote calling for humanitarian truce in Gaza – “Melbourne-based Zionist Federation of Australia and the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council wanted Canberra to oppose it outright, while the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network and the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils say the government should have supported it,” writes Deborah Snow.

Which Australian journalists and politicians have gone on trips to Israel and Palestine?

Crikey

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November 3, 2023

“Meanwhile, on the other side of the border, Palestinian advocacy networks have also run tours of their own, albeit without the five-star experience of Israeli trips.” writes Daanyal Saeed.

Anthony Albanese stops short of calling for ceasefire, reiterates call for ‘pause’

The Weekly Times

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November 2, 2023

“We believe 60 Australians are still left in Gaza. But there are over two million Palestinians that are held in what can only be described as a slaughterhouse” – Nasser Mashni, APAN president.

A father’s heartbreaking dilemma – flee Gaza to his children, or stay with his wife?

WA Today

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November 2, 2023

“For every Australian that’s made it out, they’ve left tens of blood relatives behind” – Nasser Mashni, APAN president.

Anthony Albanese urges protection of all innocent lives in Israel and Gaza

SBS News

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October 31, 2023

“How the former prime ministers could have the audacity to quote religious texts about peace while Israel is carpet bombing two million people in Gaza is gut-wrenching hypocrisy” – Nasser Mashni, APAN president.

Six Former Australian Prime Ministers Have Signed a Letter Condemning Hamas and ‘Religious Hatred’

Vice

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October 31, 2023

“How the former Prime Ministers could have the audacity to quote religious texts about peace while Israel is carpet bombing two million people in Gaza is gut-wrenching hypocrisy” – Nasser Mashni, APAN president.

A timely intervention by former prime ministers over Middle East crisis

The Sydney Morning Herald

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October 31, 2023

“The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network president, Nasser Mashni, accused the prime ministers of failing in their duty by not echoing the United Nations’ call for an immediate ceasefire,” writes Bevan Shields.

Australia Palestine Advocacy Network accuses former PMs of ‘gut-wrenching hypocrisy’

The Guardian

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October 31, 2023

“Their significant platform should have been used to echo calls by the United Nations for an immediate ceasefire…. How the former prime ministers could have the audacity to quote religious texts about peace while Israel is carpet bombing two million people in Gaza is gut-wrenching hypocrisy” – Nasser Mashni, APAN president.

Former prime ministers join to condemn Hamas, urge Israel to protect civilian lives

ABC

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October 30, 2023

“The statement’s reference to ‘Australian values of love and respect’ rings hollow, given that the former prime ministers failed to acknowledge the tens of thousands of Australians expressing their horror about Israel’s behaviour, and ignored the anguish that many thousands of Palestinian Australians are currently feeling” – APAN statement.

Six ex-prime ministers unite to condemn ‘hatred’ spread by Hamas

The Sydney Morning Herald

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October 30, 2023

“I’m most disturbed by the fact that six of our former prime ministers signed this statement knowing that it ignores Israel’s current and historical violations of international law” – Nasser Mashni, APAN president.

Palestinian Australians awake to daily nightmare

The Sydney Morning Herald

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October 29, 2023

“Australian Palestinian Advocacy Network president Nasser Mashni said children in Gaza were drinking salt water from makeshift wells, hospitals had cut power to life-saving humidicribs and dialysis machines and some parents had taken to writing name tags on their children’s arms and legs so their bodies can be identified,” writes Chip Le Grand.

Thousands protest across Sydney and Melbourne in support of Palestine, Israel

News.com.au

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October 29, 2023

“Speaking before the crowd, Australia Palestine Advocacy Network president Nasser Mashni, said history would “judge” this moment,” writes Jack Quail.


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