There is always the question about impact in this work. Is it just reporting and kvetching, or is there some practical impact?
B’Tselem’s video project has a real impact. Not only does it break the silence around the abuses that soldiers and settlers perpetrate on Palestinians, but it serves as a deterrent. The cameras have produced videos that have been watched millions of times on YouTube as well as being frequently broadcast all over Israeli and international television, including CNN.
But the most powerful role the cameras play is to give Palestinians a non-violent way to defend themselves, without relying on the usually unresponsive Israeli military and judicial system.
B’Tselem has gotten a special award from One World Media in London. It’s a really great program and one deserving of your support.