Over 60 Australian academics and cultural workers have signed an open

As citizens of conscience we would like to protest in the strongest
possible terms against the proposed Australia-Israel cultural exchange
trip to Israel to be led by Julia Gillard and involving other parliamentarians,
academics, business people, and journalists. We consider this trip
a dreadful affront to the many Palestinians left maimed, wounded, traumatised
and homeless by Israel’s devastating assault on the Gaza Strip
in late 08/early 09.

Letter in full