Birthright Did Not Kill Max Steinberg - and Why It’s Offensive to Say It Did

Slate's Allison Benedikt's claim that the American soldier's death was the fault of an organization that funds and operates free 10-day trips to Israel for young Jewish adults is simply ridiculous.

You can dislike Israel. You can oppose Zionism. You can feel no sadness or sympathy whatsoever for Max Steinberg - the American-Israeli soldier killed by Hamas fighters in Operation Protective Edge - and whose funeral drew 30,000 mourners on Wednesday.