Each group has different perspectives, fear, hopes and concerns regarding ODS solution, so sometimes separate conversations are needed. These constituencies are also interdependent. Consensus only among the Palestinians, or only among Israeli Jewish communities, will not enable progress toward ODS. All must agree that ODS is the best hope for a stable peace in order for all to be confident about its prospects and allow its peaceful creation. Allowing internal and mixed discussions will help thrash out the issues.
All these groups have distinct ways of thinking and working. Each supports the others by contributing knowledge, swaying opinion, and building consensus on a one-state solution within its own ambit. A mass-based movement requires professional access; professionals need mass support. Diversity is essential. All members can contribute best by working at the level and in the sector they know the best. The structure of the Movement shall allow the diverse groups to work and compliment each other.
Many people who are neither Palestinians, Israelis, Muslims, Jewish, nor Arabs are affected by this conflict, care about the conflict, and want to be part of the solution. Christians, Hindus, secularists and people of every description are ready to pitch in to help resolve the conflict. All these energies must be respected and enlisted for the ODS Movement. Just as the Movement bases its mission on universal values, it should be universally inclusive. Anyone is welcome to join, be active, and take leading roles in the Movement as long as they sign the Declaration and respect its principles.
Forcing Israel to democratize will take a huge global effort. Concentrating on just one government, like the United States, will not work. Given its history in other global struggles, the US government may even be the last to endorse ODS. To get governments to adopt a position as politically sensitive as ODS, the Movement must work in all parts of the world to persuade governments one by one. Those of us with access to the United Nations can also lobby to convene related Committees that will give governments more space to debate and consider the issues. So work in every country around the world matters and is important.