I disagree with this article. Birthright opened up my eyes to how complicated and wonderful this society is. There was no sugar coating on my program, we had 9 off duty soldiers who freely spoke their minds on everyday Israeli life and became our "go to" people when we wanted to hear more than what our tour guide was talking about. As a 26 year old who really had no attachment to Israel, its people, or my religion; not only did birthright engage me, but now I am a participant on a 10 month volunteer program in this country. Birthrights only "agenda" is to grab young Jews, show them Israel, and let them make up their own minds on what they do with their experience. I thank them for that opportunity.
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from the article: Birthright Israel tours are insulting young Jews' intelligence