PALESTINIAN NATIONAL DAY

Motion by the Hon. SHAOQUETT MOSELMANE agreed to:

(1) That this House notes that:

(a) the Council of Australian Palestinians commemorated Palestinian National Day at the New South Wales Parliament on 14 November 2014, hosted by the Hon. Peter Primrose, MLC;

(b) guest speakers included Mr Tony Issa, MP, representing the Premier, the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. John Robertson, MP, the Hon. Amanda Fazio, MLC, the Hon. Lynda Voltz, MLC, and the Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, MLC, together with many distinguished community representatives and guests including Pakistani, Chilean and Philippine consular representatives;

(c) this commemoration coincided with the 15 November 1988 proclamation of an independent state of Palestine by the Palestine National Council [PNC] at a meeting in Algiers; 

(d) this created a remarkable opportunity for peace under the policy of a two state solution; and

(e) in this Palestinian Declaration of Independence, the PNC accepted the United Nations General Assembly's Partition Resolution 181(II) of 1947, which called for the creation of the State of Israel side-by-side with a Palestinian State, together with an international trusteeship for the City of Jerusalem.


(2) That this House notes the significance of the National Day of Palestine and congratulates the Council of Australian Palestinians on their support for a two-state solution.

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