AJDS statement on recent UN resolution

Julie Bishop’s decision to side with the United States in voting against the UN SecurityCouncil Draft resolution on Israeli withdrawal from the Occupied Territories is another missed opportunity for Australia to support both Israel and Palestine, and contribute...

Letter to Josh Frydenberg MP on refugee policy

The following letter to Josh Frydenberg MP concerning Australia’s refugee policy constitutes a report of  a meeting that took place on December 11, 2014.     *** The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister     Dear...

The Same Sea

By Ann Fink Tales of a City by the Sea was a stunning theatrical experience. It is a many layered love story, set in the Gaza Strip. It is a unique play, written by Samah Sabawi, a Palestinian-Canadian-Australian writer, poet, playwright and political commentator; a...

Two poems

By Micaela Sahhar   Shrinking Policing over the possible, Dagan, I note down now how you would note rumours as facts. Surveying a space where (it was said) the dead (even then) had no land, as those who still made sound scooped trenches for an olive grove whose...

Australian Parliamentary Friends of Palestine

The AJDS applauds the bipartisan action yesterday by the Australian Parliamentary Friends of Palestine, led by Maria Vamvakinou, Craig Laundy, Melissa Parke and Jill Hall who called for the Australian Government to formally recognise Palestine. International...