That the Senate:
o Notes the boycott of Israel instigated by Marrickville Council – the Global Boycott Divestments and Sanctions (GBDS) – banning any links with Israeli organisations or organisations that support Israel and prohibiting any academic, government, sporting or cultural exchanges with Israel.
o Notes letters from Marrickville Council to Members of Parliament asking them to support the GBDS.
o Notes reports of the intention of the Greens Marrickville Mayor Ms Fiona Byrne to seek to extend the boycott of Israel to the entire state of NSW.
o Acknowledges that Israel is a legitimate and democratic state and a good friend of Australia.
o Denounces the Israel boycott by Marrickville Council and condemns any expansion of it.