Labor frontbencher Tony Burke is expected to propose a resolution at the upcoming national conference that if "Israel continues to build and expand settlements, a future Labor government will consult like-minded nations towards recognition of the Palestinian state”.
Last year, at an Australia Palestine Advocacy Network Fundraising Dinner Burke said:
...If you are serious about justice, then we need to acknowledge and acknowledge the truth, that all Israeli settlements on Palestinian land are illegal. If we’re serious about speaking the truth then we must unequivocally be able to say that East Jerusalem is occupied…
For those who are political advocates within Palestine itself, I will never know the bravery that comes with putting your life on the line and at risk, in engaging in politics in different ways.
"putting your life on the line and at risk, in engaging in politics in different ways..."?? What did he mean by that??