Photo: Francesca Albanese, ABC
In her address to the National Press Club on 14th November 2023, Francesca Albanese, the UN Special Rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian territories, described the international community as failing in its response to the Israel-Gaza war.
Francesca Albanese also criticised governments, including the Australian government, for having “amnesia”, “myopia” and “living in an alternative reality” when asked about its response to the war, as the death toll from the conflict exceeded 12,000 people.
She said the UN is experiencing its “most epic political and humanitarian failure since its creation”.
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Israeli authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution, according to a Human Rights Watch report released on 27 April 2021.
The 213-page report
describes how the Israeli government systematically privileges Jewish Israelis while repressing Palestinians, most severely in the occupied territory. A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution Continue reading Abusive Israeli Policies Constitute Crimes of Apartheid, Persecution
Sydney protest rally & march
Over 1,000 people demonstrated against the visit to Australia by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Sydney’s Town Hall Square on Thursday February 23, 2017. Following the rally, the protestors’ planned march to Netanyahu’s hotel overlooking the harbour was blocked by police.
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PM Netanyahu and PM Turnbull in New York.
A total of 60 prominent Australians have signed a
opposing the visit this week by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, due to the harsh and illegal policies that his government continues to inflict upon the Palestinian people. PM Netanyahu will be in Australia between February 22-25. statement Continue reading Australia should not welcome the Prime Minister of Israel
On December 12, 2016, Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party and a former finance minister, was the guest speaker at the Foreign Press Association in Jerusalem’s King David Hotel.
In attendance at this event was the Australian author and freelance reporter Antony Loewenstein, now based in Jerusalem.
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The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) has written to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to express its dismay over her decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Australia.
In an open letter to the Foreign Minister, APAN President George Browning noted the particularly unfortunate timing of the visit:
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