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Motion on Israel & Palestine submitted by Wendy Turner & John Haberecht which will be considered at the ALP Queensland Branch State Conference on 24 & 25 August 2019

In view of the following: – It is now 102 years since the British Lord Balfour declaration on the partition of Palestine when the British granted a national home for the Jewish people. It was declared on the proviso that…. ‘It being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and…

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Workplace deaths have risen by 30 percent in the first half of this year – Israel News – Haaretz.com, 1 July 2019

In the first six months of 2019 alone, 43 were killed in workplace accidents – construction industry and the commerce and services sector have shown the biggest rise in fatalities. Forty-three workers were killed on the job in the first six months of the 2019, the highest number of fatalities for January-June in the past…

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Only 1 in 4 serious worksite incidents gets a criminal probe | The Times of Israel, 13 June 2019

Police have not opened criminal investigations in 75 percent of job site accidents from 2016 to 2018 that led to deaths or severe injuries for workers, according to figures released under freedom-of-information laws. Police records show that of 850 worksite accidents during those years in which police were called in, only in 212 did officers…

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Why Israel’s Generals Are Taking on Netanyahu – Foreign Policy (2 July 2019)

Almost all of them believe the prime minister is destroying Israel’s democratic values and sacrificing the Zionist dream by avoiding a two-state solution. TEL AVIV, Israel—After six years away, Ehud Barak, Israel’s most decorated soldier and a former prime minister, last week made a dramatic return to political life ahead of September’s repeat election. Barak…

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UK Labour’s Catastrophic Israel Stance

The UK Jewish Community has had an historically out-sized influence on many aspects of British life. Their influence has been felt in Philanthropy, Science, Medicine, the Arts, Economic life, Social Welfare and Politics. The experience of this community of around 260,000 people mirrors the experiences of many other Western Jewish communities, and nonetheless in voting…

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