That is one excellent point. Indeed, why don't the Palestinians concentrate on PR?
To understand why (or more accurately "why not"), you must first realize that the US press bias does not extend to the rest of the world - besides maybe Australia. It's universally accepted that Israel engages in acts of terrorism and that it is keeping millions of people in an open-air prison. American media portray it as a necessary evil without which the sovereignty of Israel would be threatened. I can't really tell you where the bias stems from without sounding like JTF, but let me at least mention teh phenomenal weight of AIPAC. Anyone following the case of Norman Finkelstein's tenure at DePaul University can smell something really fishy going on. The Prof has an outstanding record, has been unanimously recommended by the faculty, and his classes operate at full enrollment capacity, yet the dean is intransigent because of the heat he got from Harvard. That's just an illustration. A better one would be picking up a so-called "liberal media" like the NYT for a year and noticing how violent incidents involving a handful of Israelis are always front page material, whereas Palestinians barely even make it on the corner of page twenty-something.
For any change in policy to occur, the only country that matters is the United States.
Now, I don't know if you have any idea at the figures involved for acquiring a newspaper or TV channel in the US mainstream media, but suffice it to say that a people who would starve if other countries didn't feed them, cannot afford as much as a radio station, let alone any channel susceptible of reaching the American masses.
It was the 15-years old daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador in Washington.
In that particular case, I prefer terms like deceit or propaganda.
Again, there is universal consensus on what should be done. The only countries on the face of the planet to reject it are the US and Israel. So, don't try to argue that the world is insensitive to the plight of the Palestinian people. Strip the US of its Veto and you force Israel to sit down at the negotiation table with good faith. Keep sheltering them, and you ensure that the cycle of violence never stops. Given that policy makers in the US profit immensely from keeping the flow of weapons to the region (subsidized by taxes of working Americans), the situation is unlikely to change. Unless, you guys elect someone with the integrity of a Ron Paul. Sadly, his chances appear bleak...for now.