“Birthright Israel doesn’t inquire about the political views of its applicants and will continue welcoming Jewish young adults from around the world.”
“Protest tourism” is a straw-man attack — and diaspora Jews should absolutely keep advocating against occupation.
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.
A tour guide said that “if we did not like it, then we should leave the program and go find another narrative,” according to the campaign statement.
The Birthright participants who walked out on the trip were right to reject Israeli propaganda in favor of the truth.
Is it okay for trip participants to stage a walkout in protest of the occupation on a Birthright trip? Tell us what you think.
The bill is not anti-Semitic. But it’s a terrible bill nonetheless, one that Ireland’s government should not sign into law.
What does it say about the Chicago community, and our shared future, that anti-Occupation Jews at a community event needed their own security detail?
“What’s upsetting is that he completely glossed over the fact that this major West Bank city has conflict b/c of settlements,” a participant tweeted.