“Set aside your party politics and embrace your humanity”: APAN

December 7, 2023

As Israeli violence against Palestinians in both Gaza and the West Bank grows more ferocious, the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) has written an open letter appealing to all MPs, regardless of political affiliation, to intervene and demand an immediate and permanent ceasefire. APAN has today sent a formal letter to all members of parliament […]

An open letter to Australian elected representatives

December 7, 2023

Dear Australian elected representatives, I am taking the extraordinary step of writing to every member of parliament in Australia today, in response to the horrifying situation that continues to unfold, unchecked, in Gaza and the West Bank. Today I’m asking you to publicly call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire. For two months now, the […]

National Day of Action for Palestine calls for end to Australian complicity with “ongoing Nakba”

December 5, 2023

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) has urged people to take to the streets for a National Day of Action for Palestine this Sunday, to “put the Australian Government on notice” for its lack of action against the Israeli genocide of Palestinian people. APAN has called upon rally organisers and community members to concentrate their […]

Australia must have moral fortitude to act against apartheid: APAN

December 1, 2023

As footage emerged showing a nine-year-old and a 15-year-old boy being gunned down in Israel’s continuing violence in the West Bank this week, the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) has demanded that the Australian Government show moral fortitude and act to put an end to Israeli oppression and violence against Palestinians. APAN President Nasser Mashni […]

APAN throws support behind student strike for Palestine

November 24, 2023

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) has thrown its support behind students and young people involved in today’s School Strike for Palestine, saying it applauded the young organisers and attendees for their commitment to justice and peace for the Palestinian people. APAN said the high attendance rates at the strikes showed that young people’s consciences […]

Four-day truce offers short-lived relief – a permanent ceasefire and end to oppression is what Palestinians need

November 22, 2023

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) has called on the international community to use the announcement of a four-day truce in Gaza as an opportunity to secure a permanent ceasefire, an end to Israel’s war crimes and its illegal siege on Gaza. APAN President Nasser Mashni said while the four-day truce offered some relief to […]

Poll shows majority of Australians want a ceasefire in Gaza

November 9, 2023

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) said it hoped the “cold, hard polling data” showing a clear majority of Australians wanted an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, would move the Australian Government to action in a way that “appeals to common humanity had not.” The comment came as a YouGov poll, undertaken across a representative cross-section […]

Prime Ministers “used” by pro-Israel lobby

October 30, 2023

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network expresses alarm that six of the seven living former Australian Prime Ministers have allowed themselves to be used as tool in a campaign by the pro-Israel lobby to minimise Israel’s gross violations of international law for the past 75 years. The statement, drafted by the Zionist Federation of Australia, demonstrated […]

Joint statement from 74 civil society groups calls for action on crisis in Gaza

October 18, 2023

Update:. Statement now released, and signatories continuing to be received. 104 signatories as of 30/10/23. A joint statement to be released tomorrow, signed by 74 civil society organisations in Australia, calls on the Australian government to act on the escalating humanitarian crisis in Gaza. In the statement, the organisations ask for Australia to immediately call […]

Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians must be condemned

October 10, 2023

“Israel’s ordering of a complete siege of Gaza, to halt the supply of electricity, food, water and fuel is a brutal collective punishment, and the Defence Minister calling Palestinians “human animals” must be condemned in the strongest terms by the Australian Government” said Nasser Mashni, the President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network. “Israel’s brutal […]


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