6 Dec, MELBOURNE: Protest visit of Israeli delegation that includes war criminals November 19, 2009

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JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE

PROTEST VISIT OF ISRAEL’S
VICE PRIME MINISTER & FORMER
PRIME MINISTER EHUD OLMERT

SUNDAY DECEMBER 6TH 5pm onwards
PARK HYATT HOTEL

1 Parliament Square
just near Parliament and Parliament station.

Israel’s Vice Prime Minister, Slivan Shalom, also Minister for Regional Development
in the Negev and the Galilee, is coming to Melbourne as part of an ‘Israeli-Australian
Cultural Exchange’ Gala Dinner.  Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard will attend.

As a senior minister in the Israeli government, and a member of the right wing Likud party,
Shalom has overseen the continued expansion of illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.
Shalom openly advocates settling all of ‘Eretz Israel’ (greater Israel) which includes the West Bank.
Another of his projects is to build a canal connecting the Red Sea to the Dead Sea running along
the Jordan River. The land surrounding the river will be reserved for Israeli agriculture and
industrial projects denying Palestinians the ability to build in those areas.  This is one of the
primary reasons given for denying Palestinians building permits in other parts of the West Bank
(the land supposedly reserved for agriculture). The project is another land-grab and could
possibly cause the dispossession of Palestinians already living in those areas.

Shalom has also been one of the most consistent defenders of Israel’s brutal policy in Gaza,
which prevents Palestinian access to basic food, goods and services.   When talking about
the Israeli assault on Gaza in early 2009, which saw the deaths of around 1500 Palestinians,
Shalom is quoted as praising the Israel army as one of the most “moral armies” in the world.

This defender of war crimes is being welcomed into our country by Kevin Rudd. An act which
highlights the complicity of the Australian government

Endorsed by: Students for Palestine, Australians for Palestinians, Palestine Solidarity Campaign,
the Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY) & the Islamic Council of Victoria.

Contact: vashtijane@gmail.com or 0423 407 910


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