Friends of Palestine AGM
Monday 7th August, 2017
On Monday 7th August, at 6.30pm, Friends of Palestine WA will hold its Annual General Meeting at Citiplace Community Centre (above Perth train station). All FOPWA members and anyone interested in joining FOPWA is welcome to attend. You can join/renew your membership at the meeting or by filling out a membership form and completing a bank transfer (details here).
This meeting comes at an important juncture in building a campaign to defend Palestinian human rights, end Israel’s occupation of Palestine and stop Israeli apartheid. The meeting will feature a report back from the BDS-Driving Global Justice for Palestine conference in Sydney (August 28-29).
Right now in the West Bank Israel is pursuing new provocations against Palestinians, restricting access to the Al Aqsa mosque. In Gaza, a decade long Israeli blockade is making life harder than ever with Israel, Egypt and the Abbas-led Palestinian Authority engaged in collective punishment of Gaza’s two million Palestinians.
Israel is facing increasing isolation internationally as a consequence of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Closer to home, the Australian Labor Party is now debating support for Palestinian “statehood”, though remains firstly committed to maintaining friendly relations with Israel.
Come and join us for this important FOPWA meeting to plan for the year ahead. Please click attending on Facebook and invite your friends.