A motion of solidarity with the people of Gaza was adopted unanimously by councillors in one of the largest municipality in Australia, Canterbury-Bankstown City Council. Peter Boyle reports.
Protests have erupted for Palestine around the world, with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets in major cities. Please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
The federal government has rushed to secure the evacuation of Israeli-Australians but Palestinian-Australians are not receiving the same assistance. Khalid Ghannam reports.
NSW Labor is pulling out all stops to intimidate Palestinian Australians and their supporters from protesting Israel’s horrific attack on the 2.3 million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip. Pip Hinman reports
More than 1000 people marched to the Opera House demanding an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, reports Isaac Nellist.
How can we prevail on Labor to admit that realpolitik is obscene as a frame for its Israel relations? How can we force it to see the Israeli colonising project as unacceptable in today’s world, asks Ken Blackman?
Palestinian activists’ hopes for change were boosted by Labor’s decision to end recognition of West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Khaled Ghannam looks at how much change Labor is prepared to make.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has confirmed that 11 of the more than 60 children killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza over the past week were participating in its program to deal with trauma.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) met on March 18 to investigate the human rights situation in Palestine and issued a report that focused on the impact of the occupation on the environment and natural resources, the ongoing use of excessive force by Israeli security forces against demonstrators in Gaza, and the near-humanitarian catastrophe in the territory caused by the blockade.
Palestinians injured by Israeli army gunfire during recent peaceful protests sought to break Israel’s illegal maritime blockade of the territory by sailing out to sea on May 30.
The Australian captain of a women-crewed boat, which tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza last month, firmly believes the mission was worthwhile.
“The Women’s Boat to Gaza managed to reignite the spotlight on Gaza and on the terrible conditions that the Gazan people suffer”, Madeline Habib told Green Left Weekly.
A flotilla bound for Gaza carrying food, medicine and other humanitarian aid was intercepted and seized by the Israeli Navy on October 5. The Women’s Boat to Gaza had set sail from the Spanish port city of Barcelona in mid-September in an effort to break the ongoing Israeli blockade of Gaza, Democracy Now! said on October 12.
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