Its not hard to notice – after spending 3 years in Telaviv/Jaffa – that most of the people who are supposed to be leftists are mislead by the artificial colonialist "urban" bubble, where the only view they see behind the window is Telaviv's unreal skyscrapers rather than the whole picture of all the Palestenian villages ruined in 1948.
This misunderstanding leads into a struggle in which fighting the symptoms of this occupation becomes the at the top of priorities instead of fighting the occupation itself, where most of the revolutionary resources are directed to the wrong place, either by fighting local struggles with the municipality and the Israeli Zionist stream, or by transmitting the struggle to the 67 borders.
While I was surfing the internet, I've noticed recently a petition calling to Telaviv's municipality to changeits logo so it'll include Arabic. I do not doubt the credibility of the people organizing the petition, and I know that we are fighting the same fight, however the tools differ. I will try to explain my point of view toward this struggle tactic and explain why I think it harms the struggle rather than developing it.
The Artificial "urban" colonialist bubble described above gives us the feeling that we are citizens who are not equal, and therefore we should fight for Justice within the civil struggle, asking the Zionist institution to change its strategy toward Palestinians rather than imposing the change. The oppressed was never liberated throughout history by asking for his rights politely from the oppressor, on the contrary, in most of the cases freedom was imposed on the oppressor.
The civilized speech doesn't make the Palestinians citizens because after all in the most basic laws of this state Israel is defined to be the Jews country, asking the Zionist institution for equal civil rights will only legitimize it, covers its nakedness and make us forget the real struggle we are fighting for.
Furthermore, fighting the symptoms will not eliminate the fact that Palestinians are still occupied in their lands, changing the municipalities logo or fighting for the Palestinians civil rights in telaviv will cancel the fact the millions of refugees are still holding their keys waiting to come back to their homes, it will not eliminate the fact that the Sheikh Muannes cemetery in Ramat Aviv is being destroyed by the Zionist capitalistic gods and of course the high poverty rate among the Palestenians.
However, the history tough us one thing and it is that if the oppressed struggles with the oppressor in a rivalry conflict he will always win, in our particular case, the history taught us that through 1976's land day, and the second intifada the so called 48 Palestinians imposed a change on the Zionist occupation policy.
To conclude, I think that the leftist movements – especially in Telaviv's bubble – are to review their struggle, because huge energies are wasted on debating the oppressor which if turned to fight the oppressor it could be more effective and more efficient. I think that the leftist movements are to unite with the Palestinians, first by leaving Telaviv's bubble and visiting all the Palestinian villages (with all the respect, Alaraqeeb and Dahmash are not the only Palestinian cities and villages) and understanding the real situation. And secondly by thinking together for a way structure a way for a real struggle with the oppressor rather than being bolt in the system.