Amnesty International, in partnership with the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) continues the conversation on Israel’s system of apartheid. Join us for this important conversation on Wednesday 25th May at 7.30pm AEDT.
On 1 February 2022 Amnesty International released our landmark concluding that Israel is committing the crime of apartheid. The report is part of a growing consensus that Israel’s laws, policies, and practices amount to apartheid. In this webinar, we will delve deeper into this report and you will get a chance to ask questions to the people who contributed to it, and to Palestinians in Australia about their experiences of apartheid.
Before the report was even released, Israel’s Foreign Minister claimed the findings were anti-Semitic. Scott Morrison said that “no country is perfect” and that Australia “will remain a staunch friend of Israel.” Neither engaged with the findings of the report; that apartheid means Palestinians are forced from their homes, families are separated, protestors are shot with rubber bullets, and that children in Gaza don’t have safe drinking water.
Australia continues to support this system of apartheid; sending arms to the Israel, and shielding them from accountability on the international stage.
For decades, Palestinians have been calling for an end to this oppression. All too often, they pay a terrible price for standing up for their rights, and they have long been calling for others around the world to help them.
Join our webinar to better understand the system of apartheid, and what we can do in Australia to help dismantle the system, one step at a time. Register Now!
Speakers for the Webinar
- Saleh Hijazi, Deputy Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International,
- Rawan Arraf, Principal Lawyer and Executive Director of the Australian Center for International Justice,
- Conny Lenneberg, former head of World Vision’s Middle East operations, Mohammed el Halabi’s former manager at World Vision, and
- Nasser Mashni, the Vice President of the Australia Palestinian Advocacy Network.
See you there!