Three very critical things are presently expediting the arrival of your new Palestinian passport.
First, the discourse on Palestine-Israel in the United States is changing. The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement is making progress day by day and Capitol Hill is finding it trickier to fund a foreign army while simultaneously dodging strengthening discontent.
Second, the collaborationist Palestinian Authority, feeling pressure from the young and the old who’ve taken to the streets to call for an end to any state-sponsored collusion with the occupier, has even begun taking lessons from the old Hosni Mubarak regime and, well, the entire world witnessed just how fast that led to the regime’s demise.
Third, hunger strikers in Israeli jails have brought global attention to Israel’s policies of administrative detention, a policy that has transformed from eighteen days of arbitrary arrest during the First Intifada to indefinite periods of arrest-without-charge today.
If each of these situations can independently sever an artery of support for Israel’s illegal occupation, imagine the combined effect. The occupation stands on frail legs. It is unsustainable and the Israeli government knows it. The Israeli public knows it (even if it won’t admit to it). Sabra Hummus and Caterpillar both know it. It is only a matter of time before Israel’s Oslo-brokered impunity wears thin and it all comes crashing down. [Read more...]