OPINION: The appointment of MP Nanaia Mahuta as New Zealand’s minister of foreign affairs, together with the victory of president-elect Joe Biden in the United States, has created a unique opportunity for a fresh approach in the Middle East. Members of J-LINK Aotearoa support the Palestinian Solidarity Network Aotearoa’s call urging Mahuta to promote new international initiatives aiming to support resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. New Zealand is enjoying a high international profile as a country that believes in fairness, justice and compassion. In this context, Mahuta’s experience of indigenous people’s fight for justice is invaluable. It could and should motivate her to join international efforts to overturn wrongs caused by the 53 years of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories in the West Bank and Israel’s control over the miserable daily life of Gaza residents. READ MORE:Distorted picture of complex Palestine conflictUN chief hopes Israel decides against West Bank annexation’1000 no’s to the Deal of the Century’: Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan enrages PalestiniansArabs, Europe, UN reject Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital During the past four years, under the Trump administration, the Palestinian cause has been totally ignored. The alliance between two authoritarian leaders – Israeli PM Binyamin… Read full this story
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