Collection of statements on Palestine and Israel from the Hansard record of the Australian Federal Parliament.
1 March 2018, Senate, Senate Estimates. Senator Lee Rhiannon (Greens, NSW) asks about Australia’s engagement regarding Palestinian children in military detention & the US decision to move their Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. Continue reading →
13 October, 2016, Senator Di Natale (Greens, Vic) Statement regarding a condolence motion for former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres Shimon Peres has been described as an architect of Israel’s nuclear weapons program, …that he was the father of the settler movement, which involves the confiscation of large swathes of Palestinian land; and that in 1996 he oversaw Operation Grapes of Wrath, which involved the death of 154 civilians in Lebanon…While he was awarded a Nobel peace prize in 1994, members of that committee have expressed regret that the prize could not be recalled on the basis of the actions that followed.Continue reading →