Media Report, 30 Jun 2017

AFOPA Media Report, 30 June 2017

Selections from Australian newspapers.

This ruling allows councils to boycott Israel. It’s a crucial victory, Ben Jamal, The Guardian, 26 June 2017

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s judicial review is a win for the rule of law, meaning action can be taken against Israel for its violations of international law.

Palestinian event in London faces ban over Hamas links, Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian, 26 June 2017

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has raised concerns that organisers of event at the
South Bank support proscribed groups.

SA Labor goes it alone with call to recognise Palestine, Verity Edwards, The Australian, 27 June 2017

Labor has used its parliamentary majority in South Australia to call for the recognition of “the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel”, making it the only Australian legislative body to formally back Palestine statehood. The amended motion, quietly passed in the lower house on budget day last week, calls on the Australian government to “recognise the state of Palestine (as we have recognised the state of Israel) and announce the conditions and time lines to achieve such recognition”. The resolution, put forward by dumped Labor frontbencher Tony Piccolo, also seeks confirmation that unless measures are taken, a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict will “vanish”.

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