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Boycott marring Peace Team visit to Sydney


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/boycott_marring_peace_team_visit_to_sydney_20110317

A joint Israeli-Palestinian Australian Rules football team due to visit Sydney is embroiled in a row over a local government council’s boycott of Israel. Marrickville Council, in inner Sydney, voted last December to support a Green Party-led ban on all commercial, academic, governmental, cultural and sporting exchanges with Israel. But the same council voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow the Peace Team -- co-sponsored by the Peres Center for Peace and the Al-Quds Association for Democracy and Dialogue -- to appear at a welcome function at the Marrickville Town Hall on Aug. 18.

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