The many Birthright participants that I meet become pro-Israel and now have some rudimentary knowledge of Israel, whereas they had little/none prior. And for goodness sake, they're university students in programs - how many are going to take a year off? Those that are interested in taking a year off, do so because there are many such programs already. I know that Anshel is an elitist Ashkenazic writer, like most at Haaretz, so why follow the paper's track record of failure, with its miniscule circulation? In short, Birthright is great for its limited purpose, and successful.
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Flag policy for the song competition lists political entities whose flags won't be accepted at the contest, also including Nagorno-Karabakh, Crimea and ISIS.19:18 29.04.16 | 0 comments