APAN is a national coalition harnessing the passion of Australians for Palestinian human rights, justice, and equality
Release Mohammed El Halabi!
Israel arrested humanitarian hero Mohammed El Halabi over four years ago, accusing him of diverting $50 million in aid money to Hamas. Despite over 150 court hearings and relentless interrogations, the Israeli prosecution has failed to provide any evidence for the charges. Mohammed must be unconditionally and immediately released.
23 May, 2021, Sydney
Join us for a three course meal, wonderful Palestinian entertainment, and our guest speaker will be former ABC Middle East Correspondent Sophie McNeill. Tickets available individually and in tables of 10.
May 2021, various locations
May 15 is known as Nakba Day for Palestinians, where they commemorate the catastrophe of 1948, where over 700,000 Palsetinians lost their homes as Jewish militaias razed villages and sowed fear.
Palestinians and their supporters mark the event each year with vigils, protests, and community events.
19 May, 10am (AEST)
Sponsored by Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration.
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui will explore U.S.-based solidarity activism in relation to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel – and the ethics of challenging one settler colonial state while positioned in another.
Investigation into Australian trade with Israel
In Early 2021 the Australian Minister for Trade expressed his support for a free trade deal with Israel. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade then announced they were underaking a feasibility study on strengthening trade and investment with Israel
Young Palestinian Australians from across the country share their hopes, dreams, visions for a future Palestine!
Having worked for over three decades in Palestine and Israel, Human Rights Watch Middle East Director Eric Goldstein says it’s time to call apartheid Israel for what it is – something Palestinians have been saying for years.
Goldstein writes, “This kind of two-tiered treatment was always there. What’s gone is the possibility of saying, with a straight face, that it is temporary. Israeli authorities today clearly intend to maintain this system of severe discrimination into the future.”
Writing about the recent ALP conference decision to include Recognition of Palestine in its policy platform, Palestinian-American journalist Ramzy Baroud argues that recognition is vital in establishing the equal rights of Palestinians.
He states “the symbolism in recognising Palestine is a crucial step in dismantling Israel’s monopoly over the narrative and agenda”.
Hundreds of religious Zionist and rightwing activists in occupied East Jerusalem took to the streets chanting ‘Death to Arabs’ during Ramadan, considered the holiest time of the year
for some Palestinians.
But last week’s violence comes as no surprise to Palestinians. This escalation in tactics from Israeli right-wing activists is a result of decades of racist Israeli laws and policies, heightened anti-Palestinian rhetoric from Israeli parliamentarians, and a culture of impunity for settler violence against Palestinians.