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

November 10, 2021

Australians for Palestine (AFP) and the Australia-Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2021 Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize as Aboriginal Gumbaynggirr intellectual, activist, academic, writer, storyteller and actor, Dr. Gary Foley, who is currently Professor of History at Victoria University. Foley was a key member of the Aboriginal Self-Determination […]

PM is wrong to endorse IHRA definition of antisemitism

October 14, 2021

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network is deeply concerned about the Prime Minister’s announcement that Australia will adopt the IHRA definition of Antisemitism. “Adopting particular definitions of any sort of racism is unnecessary, and in this case dangerous” said Bishop George Browning, President of APAN. “The IHRA Definition actually muddies the water between legitimate criticism of […]

Surge of Australian support for Palestine

May 20, 2021

Australians in record numbers are demanding Israel stop its bombings of Palestinians in Gaza with protests being held right across the country this weekend. An unprecedented number of people have written to their local MP and political leaders – over 14,000 in 2 days – demanding Australia call on Israel to stop the bombing – […]

Australia must call on Israel to stop attacking Palestinians – in Jerusalem and Gaza

May 13, 2021

Israel holds the power and responsibility of ceasing the violence – including that of Israeli mobs rampaging through Palestinian areas Bishop George Browning, President of the Australia Palestinian Advocacy Network. Overnight Australian time, Israel destroyed a residential apartment block in Gaza, and destroyed another high-rise building housing local and international media. Horrifically at least 65 […]

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 […]


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