Paul Spight, Greens candidate for Banks

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

Thank you for your email on this important matter. The Greens have been vocal in our support of the Palestinian people.

Here is a link to The Greens International Relations policies – including a further link to our resolution on Israel/Palestine. The website also has all our other policies.

In relation to your specific questions:

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?

  • We oppose them.

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

  • We oppose it.

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

  • We support humanitarian aid for Palestine as part of an increased international aid package.

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

  • Yes.

I thank you for your email – a vote for The Greens locally in Banks and also in the Senate is a vote for supporters of the Palestinian cause.