(Al Quds)
Peace Prize


Honouring those who work for peace and justice

The Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize recognises the inspirational and extraordinary contributions and devoted efforts of Australians seeking to aid Palestinians in their call for justice.

By sharing the amazing efforts and tireless dedication of our recipients, we will remind the supporters of justice for Palestine of their noble ambitions and further shine a light on our hope for a just peace, and also inspire the next generation of advocates seeking justice for the Palestinians.

The Jerusalem (AL QUDS) Peace Prize is an initiative of Australians for Palestine and the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network.

Nominations and Selection Committee

Nomination Process

Nominations for the 2023 Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize are now open! Nominations will close on 31 July 2023.

Nominate a recipient for the Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize
The Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize is awarded to an inspirational and extraordinary individual for their life-long work spreading the message of justice for Palestine and the Palestinians.

The winner inspires us to do more as we seek a just solution for Palestine.

Who have you been admiring from afar?
Nominate them for the Prize!

How is a recipient selected?
The Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize is awarded to an Australian individual.

Our Selection Committee considers the nominations of highly respected members of the Australian community and assesses the merits of the nominees’ efforts to promote peace with justice for the Palestinians.

How can I nominate?
The Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize accepts nominations online, via email, or in writing. Nominations should be accompanied by an explanation as to merit of the nomination against the criteria for selection (approximately 200 words), together with relevant supporting material.

Nomination Criteria
  1. Longstanding engagement in the Palestinian cause
  2. Demonstrated deep commitment of time, energy or resources to Palestinian advocacy
  3. Contributions inspire other people in Australia to act in support of Palestinian justice
  4. Highly respected member of the Australian community

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Selection Committee


Nasser Mashni
Sonja Karkar
Professor Emeritus Stuart Rees AM

Past winners of the Jerusalem Peace Prize


2023 Ceremony

1st December, 2023

An award ceremony will be held at Melbourne Town Hall on the 1st of December, 2023.

Nominations are now open and will close on 31 July.

Details and ticket sales will be made available soon.

Jerusalem Peace Prize 2022 ceremony overview


Past Events


Laureate Hon. Melissa Parke
2022 Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize

Laureate Dr. Gary Foley
2021 Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize

Laureate Antony Loewenstein
2019 Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize

Laureate Stuart Rees
2018 Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize


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Thank You To Our Partners

All Aboriginal people in Australia, like all Palestinian people, are impacted by the ongoing occupation of our homelands. The ongoing attempts to assimilate us, the ongoing and never-ending implications of settler colonialism that are not diminishing but getting stronger, impacts all people. When I see what is going on in occupied Palestine, it hurts me.

Dr. Gary Foley

2021 Jerusalem Peace Prize recipient