10 May 2016
AFOPA welcomes the Mayor of Bethlehem to Adelaide, Australia
The Executive, members and supporters of the Australian Friends of Palestine Association (AFOPA) were on hand Tuesday 10 May to warmly welcome the Mayor of Bethlehem, Dr Vera Baboun, on her first visit to Adelaide.
In a whirlwind visit to the city, Dr Baboun attended a dinner with AFOPA members and guests, and the following day cut the ribbon at the official opening of our new Palestine Center for Peace. The opening was attended by over 40 AFOPA members and friends - thank you to all for your support.
The Mayor spoke of her pride in seeing products from Palestine here in Australia:
“This is a centre of awareness, of education, of our arts and handicrafts, and of sharing our narrative… Thank you.”