Helen McLeod, Greens Candidate for Kooyong

Party positions on the Question of Palestine
September 2013 Federal Election, Kooyong electorate, Victoria

For a general overview, please see The Australian Greens position on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Thank you for your questions on the important issue of Palestine.  I am the Greens candidate for Kooyong. Please see below my response to your questions, which follows Australian Greens policy:

Did your party support Palestine’s bid for the United Nations membership in November 2012?

Does your party support a peace settlement based upon the 1967 borders?

  • Yes, see our position at the above link.

What is your party’s position on the Jewish settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories?

  • We oppose the expansions of settlements. See our position at the above link.

What is your party’s position on Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip?

  • We oppose the blockade. See our position at the above link.

What is your party’s position regarding aid to Palestine?

  • We support Australian aid projects in Palestine.

If you are elected, will you advocate for an Australian Foreign Policy that supports the Palestinian’s struggle for freedom and independence?

  • Yes.