One way of altering the equation would be to circulate a simple poster encapsulating the history of Palestine in the modern era. If we could get a copy of the following series of maps and brief summary into the hands of every American this, in my opinion, would probably do more for peace than any other single action. The maps tell the story.
Clouds of White Phosphorus burst over Gaza City
The loss of Palestinian land to Israel 1946 to 2000
This set of maps accurately shows the incremental shrinking of Arab Palestine. The green areas in the 2000 map at the right are what Israel offered during the Oslo peace process in the 1990s. This was Israeli PM Barak's "generous offer."
As you can see, the Palestinian state would have amounted to isolated enclaves, all surrounded by Israeli highways, checkpoints and barbed wire. No Arab leader worth his salt could have accepted such an offer.
The fact that this offer was presented to the largely uninformed American public as a fair and just proposal is disgraceful, and shows the mendacity of our own leaders and the pro Zionist media here in the US.
UN Security Council resolution 242 would require Israel to return to the 1967 lines in the third map – still a vastly shrunken Arab Palestine.
In 1947 the UN awarded Israel more than 50% of the land even though Jews were a minority. At that time no one bothered to consult the Palestinians. By 1949 -- after the 1948 war -- the Zionists had pushed the lines back even further.
These maps afford insight into the great injustice that continues in Palestine. No wonder these maps almost never appear in the US media. They tell an inconvenient truth, one that must be kept from the American people.