...[L]iberal American Jewish opinion has shifted on Israel to a point where uncritical support is no longer politically tenable, a shift that is also becoming evident in the mainstream.
Finkelstein attributed this shift almost entirely to the efforts of Jewish Americans such as himself and Israeli groups like B'Tselem, and a few international groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Interestingly, Finkelstein made no mention whatsoever of the struggles and sacrifices of Palestinians over many decades, not just nameless individuals but also the efforts of groups like Al-Haq, founded in 1979; the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, founded in the 1990s, which has led efforts to bring Israeli war criminals to justice internationally; or Addameer, without which far fewer people would know of the struggles of Palestinian political prisoners.
There was no mention either of Edward Said and his generation, which endured decades of slurs as they brought the Palestinian narrative to a wider public in the United States.
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