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15 February 2017
Australian Friends of Palestine Association
3 Things you can do to say #no2Netanyahu
~ EMAIL your elected representatives
~ JOIN a protest
~ GATHER signatures for a statement of prominent Australians
& ICYMI...Bob Hawke says "It's time to recognise Palestine" [AFR]
Australia says #no2Netanyahu
Say #no2Netanyahu - Email your elected representatives
Email your state and federal reps "Israel has just announced 6,000 new settlement houses, flaunting the recent UN resolution for them to stop, and the International Criminal Court is investigating them for war crimes.  Our elected representatives must not show any approval for these policies by participating in any events Mr Netanyahu attending."
>> Take action here
Say #no2Netanyahu - Join a protest
MELBOURNE, 19 Feb, 2:00pm, State Library of Victoria
CANBERRA, 20 Feb, 12:00pm, outside Israel Embassy, Yarralumla
SYDNEY, 23 Feb, 6:30pm, Sydney Town Hall Square
Say #no2Netanyahu - Gather signatures
Help gather signatures of prominent Australians to a statement that will be released publicly.
"We strongly oppose the official visit to Australia of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel continues to defy all United Nations calls for it to comply with international law in respect of its illegal settlement building, and its treatment of the indigenous Palestinian population... Those actions are not symbolic of a nation desirous of building peace with its neighbours..."
>> Take action here
And in case you missed it...
Time to recognise the state of Palestine, Bob Hawke, Australian Financial Review, 13 Feb 2017
"Australia was there at the very beginning. The least we can do now, in these most challenging of times, is to do what 137 other nations have already done – grant diplomatic recognition to the State of Palestine."
>> Read full article
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