15 May 2020, marks the 72nd anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe) in Palestine. In 1948, Zionist militants destroyed 531 Palestinian towns and villages and took control of an additional 774. More than 800,000 Palestinians were ethnic cleansed and forced to become refugees in the neighboring countries.
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Ambassador Izzat Abdulhadi has concluded five days official visit to New Zealand during the period from March 11 - March 16/2020.
During late February, Ambassador Abdulhadi paid a five-day official visit to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
On Saturday, 22 February, the Palestinian Delegation, in co-operation with Palestine Fair Trade Australia, ran a stall at the annual National Multicultural Festival in Canberra’s city centre.
Ambassador Abdulhadi attended the 2020 National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony in Canberra on Australia Day, in the company of His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Honourable Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia.
On Monday, 2 December, the United Nations Information Centre for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, in partnership with the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific (GDOP), the Federal Parliamentary Friends of Palestine (PFP) and the Council of Arab Ambassadors in Australia (CAA), hosted...
On Friday, 25 October, the General Delegation of Palestine, in partnership with Cultural Media Australia, organised an evening premiere of the Oscar-nominated, Palestinian film It Must Be Heaven at Capitol Cinemas Manuka, officially opening the Canberra leg of the Palestinian Film Festival.
On Tuesday, 22 October, Ambassador Abdulhadi attended a briefing, which included a Q+A session, by the New Zealand Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Secretary - Australia, Europe, Middle East and Africa Group, Mr Jeff Langley, at the New Zealand High Commission in Canberra.
Ambassador Abdulhadi met with the Minister of Health, HE Dr Mai Kaila, in Ramallah during his August visit to discuss the present needs and priorities of the health sector in Palestine. Also raised during their meeting were some areas for potential, health-focused co-operation between Palestine and Australia.