In late December, 16yr old Ahed Tamimi was dragged from her bed in the middle of the night, and is currently in a military prison inside Israel, denied bail. She is one of hundreds of Palestinian children who face military courts by Israel, courts which have an over 99% conviction rate. UNICEF has called on Israel to stop the “widespread, systematic and institutionalised abuse” which happens to Palestinian children in Israel prisons. Continue reading →
APAN is delighted to announce that we are co-hosting an event with Pink Floyd icon Roger Waters on Friday 9 Feb in Melbourne
Roger Waters is a staunch supporter of Palestinian human rights and we are delighted he is taking time out of his epic Us and Them tour to share with Australians about why Palestine means so much to him.
Roger Waters will be in conversation with award-winning Palestinian-Australian author and activist Randa Abdel-Fattah and Jewish-Australian author and activist Antony Loewenstein.
Australia’s peak Palestine advocacy group has this week closed its account with Paypal, citing its policy of refusing access to Palestinians as the reason for its decision.
The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) adopted a policy of active support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement 18months ago – a movement that advocates economic moves against any body profiting from the Israeli occupation of Palestine. This is APAN’s first active move of boycott. Continue reading →
Collection of statements on Palestine and Israel from the Hansard record of the Australian Federal Parliament.
7 December, 2017, Senate, Question Time. Senator Di Natale (Greens, Vic) asked a question of the Minister Representing the Foreign Minister Minister, today we woke to confirmation that Donald Trump has announced that the US will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This is a body blow for the peace process and for the Palestinian people. It’s deeply unfair and dangerous. It’s been universally condemned by everyone except for the far right in the United States, a few loose cannons to my left and, of course, Israel. Minister, does the Turnbull government agree that this move by Mr Trump is damaging to the prospects for peace between Israel and Palestine?
Included in George Brandis (Liberal, QLD) reply is: The Australian government will continue our diplomatic representation to Israel from our embassy in Tel Aviv and our representation to the Palestinian Authority from our office in Ramallah. We have no plans to move our embassy to Jerusalem…We have not told the United States that we support the decision.Continue reading →
“Australia must join condemnations of Trump’s provocative move of its embassy to Jerusalem” said Bishop George Browning, the President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network “If the Foreign Minister refuses to join condemnations, then any talk of supporting the two-state solution is just empty rhetoric”. Continue reading →