Media Releases

Payne: take swift action over Israeli land theft

July 1, 2020

While scores of world leaders have opposed Israel’s unilateral annexation in the West Bank, The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network asks the Australian Foreign Minister why she has been ambivalent in her response. “Marise Payne cannot mollycoddle Israel while it shows blatant disregard for international law. Israel must be held accountable. There is no room for […]

Palestinians Reject Worst Proposal in History of Peace Plans

January 20, 2020

Australia Palestine Advocacy Network condemns in the strongest terms Trump’s Middle East Plan as unashamedly biased towards Israeli interests. APAN believes there cannot be a just negotiated settlement when one party is entirely missing from the picture – as Palestinians were at the Press Conference today. “It’s time to see past this theatre, and be […]

The US can’t rewrite international law, Australia must commit to fair position on settlements

November 19, 2019

The Trump administration’s announcement – that they do not regard settlements as inconsistent with international law – disregards the entire international legal framework for a just solution for Israel and Palestine. This is another attempt by Trump to rewrite the rule-book. Israel’s settlement building has the explicit aim of undermining the establishment of a Palestinian […]

Trump proposal misses the mark – Palestinians need justice, not charity

June 23, 2019

The announcement by Kushner of a financial injection to Palestine without a political framework is naive and dangerous, said the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network. “Palestinians have the education, knowledge and skills to be the masters of their own development,” said Bishop George Browning, President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network. “What is required is a […]

APAN condemns harassment of Melissa Parke over views on Israel

April 13, 2019

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) expresses regret at the circumstances that led the Hon. Melissa Parke to withdrawal her candidature in the seat of Curtin, WA. It appears that bullying tactics and smear have won over genuine debate and concern for human rights. The Hon. Melissa Parke’s views on the issue of Palestine are […]

“It’s Time”: APAN welcomes Labor Party Decision on Palestine

December 18, 2018

Australia Palestine Advocacy Network welcomes the Labor National Conference resolution calling on the next Labor Government to recognise Palestine. “The Labor Party’s decision can provide a positive injection of hope and dynamism into the stalled peace process,” said Bassam Dally, Vice-President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network. “We acknowledge this as a very important, symbolic […]

APAN Deplores Morrison’s Jerusalem Announcement

December 15, 2018

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) is dismayed by the Morrison government’s announcement that it will recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that only serves to appease extremist elements of the Party while further slamming closed the door to peace. “As Israel claims exclusive sovereignty over all of Jerusalem and refuses to abide […]

On World Human Rights Day, Parliamentarians Unite for Palestinian Children

December 10, 2018

Today 83 parliamentarians have sent an open letter to UNICEF in Jerusalem, calling on them to publicly report on the plight of Palestinian children. Signatories include Assistant Minister Mark Coulton, and a number of shadow Ministers. “This day reminds us to stand in solidarity with peoples everywhere whose rights have been taken away from them,” […]

Australia must not move Israel Embassy

October 16, 2018

“Scott Morrison’s position that moving Australia’s Embassy to Jerusalem would not impact on its commitment to a two-state solution is ludicrous” said Bishop George Browning, President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network. “Australia is aligning itself with the most erratic, reactionary and bullish US foreign policy ever. It is an irresponsible announcement that will put […]

Palestinian Australians Commemorate 70 years of Catastrophe

May 15, 2018

On 15th May, Australians join others around the world to commemorate the 70-year anniversary of the Nakba (Arabic: The Catastrophe), the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and destruction of Palestinian communities that took place with the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. The pain of this anniversary is compounded by the move of the US […]

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