rally was called at short notice to protest against the Israeli assault
on Gaza and the West Bank. Australian Palestinians and supporters assembled
in Wiley Park in Sydney's inner south-west and marched down Canterbury
Road then Haldon Street Lakemba to a rally. The speakers were: Rihab
Charida, Sheikh Taj al-Hilaly, Munir Mahajneh (General Union of Palestinian
Workers), Raul Bassi (Socialist Alliance, Fadi Abdulrahman (Icra Youth
Centre), rapper NOMISe, Simon Brooks (The Greens) and Father Dave (
Holy Trinity Church, Dulwich Hill).
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outside the square
... Old Possum sighed. Its time that sensible Jews --
people of goodwill -- insisted that you can be a Jew and be honourably
opposed to the political philosophy called Zionism. He crossed
his paws on his walking stick and went on: