Lindsay Peters, Greens Candidate for Bennelong

Party positions on the Question of Palestine
September 2013 Federal Election, Bennelong electorate, New South Wales

Thanks for your questions. My responses are below:

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

  • Yes

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

  • Yes

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

  • Should cease immediately

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

  • Unjust and immoral

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

  • Should be increased

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

  • Yes

Broadly our position is:

Australian Greens policy supports the legitimate rights and aspirations of both the Israeli and the Palestinian peoples to live in peace and security in their own independent, sovereign states.

It is the Greens’ view that the only way to achieve this, is through a comprehensive negotiated settlement of the conflict leading to a two-state solution, with Israel and a Palestinian state living side by side within secure and internationally recognised borders.

I hope that helps with your election choice and thanks for contacting me.

Regards,

Lindsay Peters, Greens Candidate for Bennelong.