I was a participant on one of the Birthright trips that IfNotNow activists disrupted; don’t believe their propaganda about how things went down.
Taking someone else’s money for a free trip and demanding the voyage fit your political perspective is entitlement.
On the fifth day of my Birthright trip, I was kicked off and sent packing, because I questioned the occupation.
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?
Birthright has included a ban on “hijakck(ing) a discussion” in the contract participants are required to sign.
They came in their thousands, singing Jewish songs and folksy protest anthems like “This Land Is Your Land.”
The video featured the moment of the walk-off, as well as a lengthy conversations with Palestinians.
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.