I wish that positive investment could work to change things in Israel and here in occupied Palestine. Unfortunately while it has been tried for many years, it has proven futile. Often solar energy projects, projects to bring potable water, build schools and playgrounds to give children living under occupation safe places to learn and play and other projects built as "positive investment" projects, and have all been demolished by Israeli occupation forces.
In my opinion the only viable positive investment projects, ones that can't be destroyed and can create real and lasting change, are for people to come here and visit, see the occupation, the check points, meet the people, play with their children, hear the stories of their families, buy their hand crafts and artwork; then go home and encourage others to do the same.
Jewish Voice for Peace, Los Angeles Organizer
From Bil'in in occupied West Bank, Palestine