As Israel bombs Gaza, thousands to gather on Saturday to mark 75 years of Palestinian dispossession

May 11, 2023

As Israeli bombs killed more people in Gaza overnight, this Saturday people around Australia will mark 75 years since Jewish Zionist militia began dispossessing Palestinians from their lands, a process continued today by Israeli forces. “For 75 years Palestinians have lived with Israeli boots on our necks and guns at our heads” said Mr Nasser […]

Decision to raise Israel flag outrages Randwick residents – including Palestinians, Jews, human rights advocates, religious and NGO leaders

April 18, 2023

Randwick City Council has outraged many residents by deciding to raise Israel’s flag on the 26 April to celebrate 75 years of Israel’s independence. Today residents will hold a protest outside Randwick Town Hall, then attend the Council meeting to urge Councillors to overturn their decision. The protest has been organised by Randwick City Council […]

Australia must join condemnations of attacks on Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

April 6, 2023

“Australia must join international condemnations of Israeli attacks on Muslim worshippers during Ramadan,” said Nasser Mashni, President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network. “This year Palestinians have endured countless military raids, pogroms by settlers, incitement to violence by Government Ministers, and now attacks on people worshipping at a Mosque. The Police Minister yesterday said “it’s […]

Community groups warn against IHRA working definition of antisemitism, call on universities to reject adoption and ensure campuses are safe space for all

March 30, 2023

The Australian National Imams Council, Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV), Palestinian Christians in Australia and the Australian Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) commend the Australian National University on their decision to not adopt the divisive and harmful IHRA working definition of antisemitism, and urge other universities to follow suit. “We welcome ANU’s responsible decision to protect […]

Journalist suspended in biased and flawed process by SBS Management

February 14, 2023

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network is deeply concerned at the biased and flawed process by SBS Management that saw renowned journalist Essam Al Ghalib suspended, pending investigation. APAN unequivocally supports Essam, and all journalists who pursue truth with integrity on Palestine in the face of targeted campaigns and harassment from lobby groups. We call on […]

Universities need to stop ignoring the community over the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

February 3, 2023

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network is disturbed at the lack of transparency and accountability universities are taking when adopting the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism. Despite their claims, universities that adopted the definition have not consulted with community groups or stakeholders, with some going so far as to purposefully mislead organisations of their true intentions. “We […]

Melbourne University lied to community groups when adopting IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism

January 25, 2023

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) condemns the University of Melbourne for their underhanded and misleading treatment of community groups when adopting the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism yesterday. While in this instance framed as a part of a commitment to anti-racism by the University, the IHRA definition has been thoroughly criticised around the world as […]

Albanese government needs to honour its commitment to recognise Palestine

November 11, 2022

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network calls on the Albanese government to honour its ALP national conference promise to recognise Palestine. Comments in Senate Estimates yesterday from Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Penny Wong, indicating the government was non-committal to ALP National Conference resolutions is an unhelpful addition to the discussions for achieving peace. “Honouring their […]

APAN welcomes the Australian Government reversing its Jerusalem recognition decision

October 19, 2022

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network welcomes the decision from the Australian Government, and Foreign Minister Penny Wong, to reverse the previous government’s flawed political stunt in recognising West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “The decision to recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel should never have happened in the first place,” APAN Vice-President, […]

Israel’s bombing of Gaza needs a swift response from the international community

August 6, 2022

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network is appalled at the bombing of Gaza by Israeli forces, and calls on the international community and the Australian Government to hold Israel to account. On Friday evening, in another unprovoked attack, and in the context of an ongoing 15-year siege, Israeli forces again bombed Gaza. Initial reports and official […]


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