Birthright is experiencing a sharp drop in participation rates, especially lacking American Jews.
The AIPAC trips for freshman members of Congress share a similarity to Birthright itineraries; both trips succeed in normalizing Israeli occupation.
We Israel educators and Israel trip guides should teach our opinions honestly and humbly, and also the opinions of others; after all, we may be wrong.
“Just like how they did not not notify Hallie when the video was taken down, they did not notify her when they put it back up,” according to IfNotNow.
The list also includes Bernie Sanders and “all staff” from The New York Times, CNN, the Times of Israel Haaretz.
The video featured the moment of the walk-off, as well as a lengthy conversations with Palestinians.
“Birthright Israel doesn’t inquire about the political views of its applicants and will continue welcoming Jewish young adults from around the world.”
Our Deputy Opinion Editor sat down with IfNotNow activists to discuss their recent Birthright Israel walk-offs and plan going forward.
Performative activism is not the only way to advocate for Israel’s improvement.
For thousands of American Jews, it is often their only direct experience with what’s happening on the ground in Israel/Palestine.