The largely nonviolent struggle by Palestinians resisting colonization dates back to the late 19th and early 20th century. In recent years - especially since the First Intifada (December 1987 - September 1993) - Israeli and international activists have played an important supporting role.
There are many ways that we "internationals" can aid the Palestinians and Israelis who are using nonviolent means in their struggle for a just peace, ranging from educating ourselves here at home or by visiting in person and sharing our impressions, to participating in BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) or "on-the-ground" activism.
Come and hear more from Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta. Maxine is a Quaker Jew who had lived in Jerusalem for seven years. She has written widely on Palestinian and Israeli nonviolent activism and related topics, including her acclaimed book, Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation (2010).