Celebrating the Day of Independence at Parliament House in Sydney
Ambassador of the State of Palestine H.E. Izzat Abdulhadi celebrated Independence Day with the Palestinian People in Sydney on the 11th of November 2015, in an event organized by the Council of Australian Palestinians (CAP) which, commemorated the late martyred President Yasser Arafat.
Bi-lateral Cooperation with Australian Federal MPs and Senators
The programme of work with the members of the Federal Parliament resumed in 2015. The Ambassador of the State of Palestine Mr. Izzat Abdulhadi met with a number of MPs and senators in Parliament to discuss the political situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, particularly the root causes of the current wave of violence and the continued Israeli Occupation and oppressive practices against the Palestinian people. Repeated systematic violence is used and still being employed by the Occupying power against the Palestinian people, especially the continuing settlement activity and continued violations of religious rights of the Palestinians in the Haram Al-Sharif area.
New Israeli Settlement Bids Undermine Peace, says Foreign Ministry
JERUSALEM, November 9, 2015 (WAFA) – Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned in a statement released on Monday the Israeli government’s approval of the construction of 2,200 new housing units in two West Bank settlements, as well as a plan to organize two settlement outposts.
It said the Israeli decision undermines any chance of a two-state solution and attempts to revive peace talks.
Dr. Saeb Erekat: The Palestinian People Ask: Where Is Israel’s F.W. de Klerk?
The latest Op-Ed by Dr. Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, entitled “The Palestinian People Ask: Where is Israel’s F.W. de Klerk”, published in Wall Street Journal, on November 7th, 2015*.
Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh: Obama, Ask Netanyahu Straight Out: Do You Believe in the Two-state Solution?
The latest Op-Ed by Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh, Central Committee Member of Fatah and head of PECDAR, entitled “Obama, Ask Netanyahu Straight Out: Do You Believe in the Two-state Solution?” published in Haaretz on November 8th, 2015.
KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN REPORTING ON OCCUPIED PALESTINE
Negotiation Affairs Department issued a report on November 5th, 2015 highlighting key points to remember when reporting on Occupied Palestine. These key points include;Israel occupies the State of Palestine. The main issue is the Israeli Occupation.Palestinian Recognition of Israel was met with more Colonization. For Israel, forcible displacement and colonization are an official policy, not the two-state solution. East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Occupied State of Palestine. Israeli settlements in Occupied East Jerusalem are as illegal as settlements in the rest of the Occupied State of Palestine. The Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound is under Israeli Occupation just as the rest of East Jerusalem. Israel has effectively changed Al-Aqsa’s Status Quo ...
UNRWA Commissioner-General Accompanied by Children from Gaza Meets Prime Minister of Japan
04 October 2015, East Jerusalem, In Tokyo today, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl was received by H.E. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan. This meeting, a first in the Agency's history, was an opportunity to express profound gratitude for Japan's long-standing and generous support to Palestine refugees and to the Agency's human development activities.
Special Report: Israel’s Aggression Against Occupied Palestine between September 13 – October 31 (till midnight): Highlighting Extra Judicial Killings.
The special report issued by NAD November 1, 2015 emphasized the fact that Israeli incitement and attacks, carried out by the State of Israel against the Palestinian population
and its leadership, undermine all efforts to realize two independents states based on the 1967
borders. As the Israeli government continues its belligerent occupation, oppression and apartheid
policies, the Palestinian population is subjected to extrajudicial killings while protesting in defense
of its rights. Meanwhile, the international community remains silent.
Dr. Ashrawi on Netanyahu entertaining the possibility of establishing a special security court
In response to media inquiries, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi commented:
“By entertaining the possibility of establishing a special security court, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is following in the footsteps of Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein...
President Abbas Warns, Time Running out to Realize Two-State Solution
GENEVA, October 28, 2015 – Addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council, President Mahmoud Abbas Wedesnday said it is about time for Israel’s leaders to have the courage to make the right decisions before it is too late to make the two-state solution a reality. Read the full text.