Taking it Global
The Palestinian cause is currently succeeding in mobilising international grassroots support around the world. It would have previously been unthinkable to, for example, see people in America standing up so courageously against a War criminal like Olmert. Now this is becoming a growing trend. The British UCU has time and again discussed the boycot of Israeli institutions. So has many other European, American, Canadian institutions. The Trade Unions movement is also leading BDS effort around the world and this is leaving an echo.
The Goldstone Report has also marked an important milestone in this process. Israeli officials are increasingly becomming concerned that this report will discourage soldiers from participating in military operations because of the ensuing criminal responsibiltiy and the potential legal implications around the world. already, Barak and Ya'alon had to worry about the prospects of beign arrested in the UK if not for their diplomatic immunity as official state visitors.
What I see today is the core of an international campaign that will grow in the coming years to sufficient strength to be able to push for a real and just change in international policy towards Israel. The increased isolation of Israel will force it to review its policy and the way it deals with the conflict. It will make it understand that its policies cannot be sustainable. It will happen, it happened before in South Africa, it will happen again here.