IN a week when Donald Trump was declaring Israel and Palestine wanted peace in our time, one South Australian has been doing his bit for the Middle East behind the scenes.

Dumped Labor frontbencher Tony Piccolo has taken on the Palestinian cause, putting an ambitious notice of motion before the Parliament wading into the minutiae of the Israeli conflict.

In an eight-part treatise, the one-time police minister wants the House of Assembly to acknowledge that “Palestinians have suffered under an Israeli occupation for fifty years” and have been “the victims of massive dispossession for seventy years”.

Read the full opinion piece in the “Off the Record” column at The Advertiser.

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