Summer trips to Israel used to be a far more ubiquitous part of American Jewish life for teenagers than they are today.
Having been on both the ZOA trip and Hasbara trip, Scott Boxer says that both are dangerous in the false rightwing propaganda they spread.
There was no EpiPen on board the Delta flight.
The inaugural 10-day tour, titled ‘Let Our People Know,’ arrives Tuesday and features meetings with settlers and peace activists.
IfNotNow leaders said they were doing “teshuva” over the anti-Birthright campaign, amid larger concerns from members over how the organization is run.
“Birthright’s main problem… isn’t in how it treats the occupation, but what it’s done to Judaism back home, here in the U.S.”
Founder of Birthright Yossi Beilin details why it’s important to go on Birthright, rather than protest it.
Members of the left-wing group have been arrested previously while protesting other major Jewish groups, such as the Anti-Defamation League.
Birthright has been criticized by left-wing activists for not sufficiently discussing Israel’s control of the West Bank.
I’m glad to hear Birthright has had a banner year, and that I led a trip during that year.