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22 February 2017
Australian Friends of Palestine Association
3 Australian responses to Netanyahu's visit
~ AFOPA Patron, Vice President & members say #no2Netanyahu [APAN]
~ Netanyahu's visit opposed by 60 prominent Australians [SMH]
~ Netanyahu's visit to Australia is met with opposition [NYT] 
& ICYMI..."But terra nullius, this was not." [SMH]
Australia says #no2Netanyahu
AFOPA Patron, Vice President and members say #no2Netanyahu
Australia Palestine Advocacy Network, 21 Feb 2017
AFOPA's respected Patron, Paul Heywood-Smith QC, and Vice President, Associate Professor Jon Jureidini, have signed a public statement opposing the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentayahu to Australia this week. AFOPA honours the other AFOPA members and prominent South Australians who also signed the public statement - Claire O'Connor SC; The Hon. Sandra Kanck, Former Member of SA Legislative Council; Professor Bassam Dally, University of Adelaide; Professor Mohamad Abdalla, University of SA, Associate Professor Barbara Baird, Flinders University.
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>> And AFOPA encourages all our members and supporters to put this issue in the inbox of your elected representatives - send an email today to say "Please respect human rights by not supporting visit of the Israeli Prime Minister".
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Australia opposed by 60 prominent locals
Sydney Morning Herald, 19 Feb 2017
'Business and religious leaders, lawyers, academics, entertainers and former politicians have joined forces to oppose Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Australia, saying his policies "provoke, intimidate and oppress" the Palestinian people and are pushing the Middle East further from peace.'
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Netanyahu’s Planned Visit to Australia Is Met With Opposition
New York Times, 20 Feb 2017
"The first visit to Australia by an Israeli prime minister was intended to be a warm meeting between the leaders of two countries with strong trade ties, giving Benjamin Netanyahu some positive coverage as his nation faces broad condemnation for pushing to expand settlements on the West Bank. But the four-day visit, scheduled to start on Wednesday, is generating a bit of pushback..."
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And in case you missed it...
The West's blind support for Israel has done it no favours, Mark Kenny, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 Feb 2017
"Descending east from Jerusalem into the Rift Valley, the landscape turns decidedly hostile, and that's just the start of it... But terra nullius, this was not. And peaceful, it has never been. This, rather, is conflict central..."
>> Read full article
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
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