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19 October 2016
Australian Friends of Palestine Association
Write! Run! And dance for Palestine! 
Write to the Sunday Mail ~ Support Peter Goers on Palestine 
Run for Palestine ~ 6 November 2016
Dance at AFOPA's Black Tie Ball ~ 19 November 2016
Write to the Sunday Mail and the ABC to support Adelaide ABC radio broadcaster and Sunday Mail columnist Peter Goers

On 9 October 2016, Adelaide's Sunday Mail published an article by ABC Radio host and newspaper columnist, Peter Goers.  It's title is Aside from its hatred of Palestinians, Israel has scant regard for Australian sacrifice.

The article is about Peter's recent visit to Israel to research Australian military history from World War I.  He writes "I wanted to see Be’er Sheva. On October 31, 1917, the Australian Light Horse – supported by New Zealand and British troops – took what was then known as Beersheba, a Turkish stronghold in the Negev Desert, in the last great cavalry charge. It’s a hot, dusty hellhole. Modern Be’er Sheva – with its 350,000 souls – is the ugliest place I’ve ever seen...."

Peter goes on to lament the state in which he found the
Park of the Australian Soldier.  He also dares to refer to Israel's "long persecution of Palestinians", quoting Ilan Pappe who wrote  “South Africa invented apartheid. Israel perfected it.”  >> You can read Peter's full article here

Peter has since been slammed by Zionist media in Australia and elsewhere and there have been a number of letters to the editor of the Sunday Mail condemning the article and accusing Peter of antisemitism.

Please write to the editor of the Sunday Mail and to ABC Radio management expressing your support for Peter and congratulating the Sunday Mail and the ABC on their willingness to allow the airing of a narrative that is rarely permitted in mainstream Australian media.
Black Tie Ball 2016
Saturday, 19 November, 6:30pm
Adelaide ~ Australia
Be inspired by Australia's leading speakers of social integrity.
Guests: The Hon. Tim Fischer AC & Senator Nick Xenophon
and event M.C. - Graeme Goodings
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra String Quartet
Rachel Leahcar ('The Voice' 2012)

Tickets $185
 CLICK HERE to get your tickets now >>

Saturday, 19 November 2016, 6:30pm
Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide.

All welcome!
PURCHASE TICKETS - Black Tie Ball 2016 >>
Run For Palestine Adelaide, 6 Nov 2016
Upcoming Events on the AFOPA Calendar:

19 October ~ AFOPA Book Club

6 November ~ Run For Palestine Adelaide fun run - we're making preparations now so save the date and keep in touch!

19 November ~ The Black Tie Ball - Get your tickets now!

Study Tour to Palestine with APAN
22 January - 4 February 2017

Visit Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan with the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) to learn, hear and see for yourself the on-the-ground realities.
Registrations due 14 Oct 2016 > click here for full details >>

View the calendar for other events around Australia

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