Party positions on the Question of Palestine
September 2013 Federal Election, Wills electorate, Victoria
Thanks for asking about our Palestine policy. I’ve listed your questions followed by my responses.
Best regards, Tim Read, Greens candidate for Wills
Before casting my vote, I wish to know the following:
- Please see the Australian Greens’ position [pdf] on the Israel Palestinian conflict.
Did your party support Palestine’s bid for United Nations membership in November 2012?
- Yes, we moved a motion in the Senate in support, 27/11/2012.
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 Australia Foreign Policy that supports the Palestinians’ struggle for freedom and independence?