Empathy is perhaps the best starting point for change.
See Chris Hedges' speech: The Tears of Gaza Must Be Our Tears
Muslim, Christian or Jew, we ignore this suffering at the peril of our own humanity. As Rachel Corrie wrote in her last letter to her parents, “I could live a comfortable life and possibly, with no effort at all, exist in complete unawareness of my participation in genocide.”
Click the link: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_tears_of_gaza_must_be_our_tears_20100809/