Recognise Palestine

Recognise Palestine

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"The Australian public is way out in front of the major parties on the issue of Palestine."

With your help the South Australian Lower House made history on 22 June 2017 in calling for the recognition of Palestine.

We need your help again to get the South Australian Upper House over the line in passing the same resolution.

PLEASE CONTACT the Members in the Legislative Council.

SEND AN EMAIL  or  MAKE A CALL

This campaign is asking all South Australians to urge their representatives in the South Australian Legislative Council to support an upcoming Motion calling on the Federal Government ...

"The Australian public is way out in front of the major parties on the issue of Palestine."

With your help the South Australian Lower House made history on 22 June 2017 in calling for the recognition of Palestine.

We need your help again to get the South Australian Upper House over the line in passing the same resolution.

PLEASE CONTACT the Members in the Legislative Council.

SEND AN EMAIL  or  MAKE A CALL

This campaign is asking all South Australians to urge their representatives in the South Australian Legislative Council to support an upcoming Motion calling on the Federal Government to recognise the State of Palestine.

The South Australian Legislative Council (Upper House) will debate this Motion on 2 August 2017.

In a recent Roy Morgan opinion poll73% of Australians said that they wanted Palestine recognised as a State. 

And in South Australia, the poll recorded that 74.3% of South Australians said that they wanted Palestine recognised as a State.

Two former Australian Prime Ministers - Bob Hawke and Kevin Rudd - have said that it's time to recognise the State of Palestine.

And two former Australian Foreign Ministers - Gareth Evans and Bob Carr - have also said that it's time to recognise the State of Palestine.

Tell your MLCs in South Australia, "let's get on the right side of history."

Your support ensures that a strong, independent, Australian voice – your voice – is working towards peace and justice for the Palestinian people. 

Thank you.

The Australian Friends of Palestine Association (AFOPA)
South Australia
www.afopa.com.au

 

 

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Call your representatives in the South Australian Legislative Council

Tell your South Australian Upper House representative to support the Motion calling on the Federal Government to recognise the State of Palestine. The Motion will be debated in the South Australian Legislative Council on 2 August 2017.

Make your call now.

[After entering your address below, click the 'view more' link to expand the listing of Upper House members and see their office phone numbers.]

 

State your name and where you live! 

Ask them to support the Palestine Motion in the Upper House on 2nd August - "I'm counting on your support for the Palestine Motion in the Legislative Council."

[If you wish, there's some talking points below for your use during the conversation.]

Point 1: All major Australian political parties and successive governments have supported the idea of the two-state solution in order to bring peace to the Holy Land. The two-state solution ...

State your name and where you live! 

Ask them to support the Palestine Motion in the Upper House on 2nd August - "I'm counting on your support for the Palestine Motion in the Legislative Council."

[If you wish, there's some talking points below for your use during the conversation.]

Point 1: All major Australian political parties and successive governments have supported the idea of the two-state solution in order to bring peace to the Holy Land. The two-state solution was formulated based on multiple UN Security Council resolutions and has the support of the international community. Historically, Australia played a role in the partition of Palestine, which created the State of Israel. But the Palestinians are still without a state of their own.

Point 2: In recognising the State of Palestine we will send the Israeli government a strong signal at a time of growing international concern that Israel’s illegal settlement activities are undermining the possibility of a viable Palestinian state. Recognition also asserts Australia's commitment to peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians based on international law.

Point 3: A 2017 Roy Morgan public opinion poll reveals that 73% of Australians support the recognition of the State of Palestine - and support was even more in South Australia, at 74.3%.

I believe in peace. I want to see Australia get on the right side of history.

I'm counting on your support for the Palestine motion in the Legislative Council on 2nd August.

Remember to thank them for their time!

[And please let us know how you went - send us an email below.]

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