Israel has but one supporter in the world: the U.S. Once unprotected by the U.S. veto in the UN, Israel will undoubtedly be subjected to international sanctions and will have to reform in order to survive. The Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., one of the few successful campaigns to bring about major social change, provides a potentially useful model.
Civil rights leaders brought TV cameras to Montgomery, Birmingham and Selma, exposing egregious human rights abuses in the South to American scrutiny. This evoked the outraged conscience of America, and MLK simultaneously reminded us of our fundamental principles as a nation, without which our collective identity is degraded. It is noteworthy that MLK made no appeal to economic motives or self-interest, which presumably motivate Americans above all else. Apparently Americans are better than that - or used to be.
Palestinians need to do the same. Individual acts of retributory violence ("terrorism") have little chance against the massive military superiority of Israel. But morally, it is the Palestinians who have the massive advantage. To make effective use of this advantage, there should be a million cell phone cameras in Palestinian hands, recording every atrocity committed by the IDF and IOF.
They then need 10,000 or more Palestinians flooding the United States as community speakers with these video images, enlarging American consciousness and awakening the American conscience to demand cessation of our financial, military and diplomatic support for Israeli practices that are incompatible with American values.
Without exit visas - which Israel would undoubtedly deny - videos of Israeli abuses should be transmitted electronically to U.S. contacts and posted on YouTube and LiveLeak.
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