In the absence of real pressure from President Obama and the leaders of other Western states to reign in Israel, it becomes all the more important for the silent majority to speak out. It is why I believe we must work much harder to reach out to those unsure of who is the oppressed, and who the oppressor. We sometimes get caught up in our own social networks, assuming that an article shared amongst ourselves has the same purchase elsewhere. The truth is that the majority does not know and ultimately does not care. Many amongst them are still unsure if supporting Palestine is tantamount to endorsing terrorism. In the future I hope that many more of my Western friends feel confident that comforting me with the words “stay safe” is not as controversial as they might think, and that it means more to Palestinians in Gaza right now than anything their leaders might say.