I spoke at the Gaza rally in Sydney yesterday.
My fellow Independent Australian Jewish Voices co-founder, Peter Slezak, was invited to address the Melbourne protest.
His speech was an eloquent expression of Jewish dissent against Israeli crimes:
We have a responsibility to turn our moral concern into meaningful action, because it is here, in the West, that the fate of Palestine is decided. We must find ways to counter the barrage of deceit that prevents people from understanding what is going on and reacting to it as human beings.
History is being re-written even as it happens. So, it is a lie that Israel is defending itself. There are no Palestinian F-16 jets bombing Israel. There are no Palestinian tanks in the streets of Tel-Aviv.
The assault on Gaza is not a war, but a cowardly act of terrorism.