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Even Arab governments that have peace treaties with Israel have ways to put pressure on Israel short of abolishing those treaties, from downgrading diplomatic relations to terminating business contracts with Israeli companies, or even by merely threatening to do so.

For one thing, the United States and other Western patrons of Tel Aviv have passed laws criminalizing the boycott of Israel, even though BDS is fully in line with international law as a nonviolent form of legitimate resistance and activism.

Yet the Arab public can act on at least two different levels here.

For these governments, including the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli atrocities in Palestine are not bad enough to warrant antagonizing the United States, losing out on lucrative business opportunities with Israel or paying the price associated with challenging the Oslo status quo.

Most Arab countries that have no borders with Israel and no full diplomatic relations or peace treaties with Tel Aviv have relaxed the Arab League-endorsed policy of boycotting Israel that dates back to the 1950s, perhaps with the exception of Syria and Lebanon.

Israel must be made to know that Arabs are not complacent, and that its occupation and oppression of Palestine has a very high cost.