VICTORIA WHITE: We are nothing if we do not act on the promptings of our conscience

Even a crash-out Brexit will be a children’s birthday party compared with what has been, and is being, suffered by the Palestinian people, writes Victoria White.

A man sells used clothing in the Palestinian refugee camp Burj al-Barajneh, south of Beirut, Lebanon. Picture: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty

I CONFESS I used to think that Senator Frances Black’s Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories Bill) was a bit of a publicity stunt which would achieve very little.

I changed my mind in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon a couple of weeks ago. The truth is while I knew about the issues in the Middle East intellectually I didn’t feel them in my bones.

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