Originally Posted by Zunaid
Well part of the problem had been the Arabs themselves - had they not been hell-bent on driving the Israelis into the sea and blowing up buses with children in them, they could have won the moral war a long time ago the quite possibly had made better traction on war for the hearts and minds in the US. Let's face it as long as Israel is giving almost free reign and token slaps by my new country - they don;t really feel any compulsion to act. Add to the mix, the temporary demographic imbalance by the more intransigent and extreme immigrants from Eastern Europe the hawks have the sway. But the long term demographic clock is ticking - both in the middle east and in the US and the end is inevitable. The only question is, how many more generations of Palestinians will be suffering in virtual jails in their own land.
The solution from a lobbying standpoint is greater involvement of American Jews and specifically Palestinian Americans in a cohesive effort to advocate peace and a 2 state solution in the region, and educating the American public, in an American accent, as to how something like that would actually help the greater American interest in the region and beyond.
Sadly, many liberal American Jews and most American Jews are very liberal, are reluctant to stand up to Israeli aggression in public. They don't want to be branded as some sort of "traitors" by the hawkish and loudmouthed minority within the community.
Had the Palestinian movement been a completely non-violent one like the American Civil Rights Movement, the hawks would have had no excuse to advocate, maintain and enhance Israeli aggression.