Birthright’s directors and staff may not realize it, but there’s a real choice here: Are proud, boisterous, passionate Jews a failure or a success?
The Dutch foreign ministry listed as an objective actions that “encourage diaspora Jewish communities to voice their opposition to the occupation.”
He and two others were detained for allegedly entering a closed military zone, but Haaretz wrote that the area was closed specifically to stop them.
The Birthright participants who walked out on the trip were right to reject Israeli propaganda in favor of the truth.
“Judaism is about asking questions,” said one person who walked out. “It seems so surprising that they would be upset at us for asking questions.”
The Israeli government’s attacks on Breaking the Silence reveal the degree to which occupation corrupts Israeli society’s most central institutions.
A soldier claimed that he beat a passive Palestinian, but his fellow soldiers and a police investigation declared he was lying.
As Israel blocks critical tourists, Ayelet Waldman dares Israel to keep out her and husband Michael Chabon.
Netanyahu’s decision to ostracize left-wing groups in Israel, or those that choose to meet with them, is reckless and unproductive.
— The Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University denied the local chapter of J Street U space to hold an exhibition created by the left-wing Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence. The J Street U chapter decided to go forward with the exhibit, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, in another campus space, despite…