Thank you for writing this important article, sharing what you have learned through these many years. I deeply value your insight.
You advise, “Underlying all this activity is the belief that critical thinking must combine with political activity in order to achieve change in the social-political sphere; one without the other will not suffice to bring about positive change in the disastrous situation between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as the terrible situation of asylum-seekers, refugees and displaced people.” and I agree.
What forms of action, though, can also provide healing? Do the forms of treatment offered individuals apply to societies as well?
Amos Gvirtz suggested that those of us who have been to Gaza come speak in Israel too. I would like to do more of that in the future – maybe Rotary Clubs would offer speaking opportunities. I also want to encourage Americans to bring voices like yours forward here in the U.S., especially in meetings with members of Congress.