Birthright, to him, is simply the Israeli version of 'The Ugly American' tourist experience that his grandparents and their parents favored years and years ago. Groups of tourists sheparded from place to place with their cameras in hand. His generation wants to shape their own world view and book their own way through life free of the preconceptions of others. By the way, he does plan a trip Israel, Jordon and Egypt on his own dime and his own itinerary to sort out for himself what to think... and to feel. We fully support him.
from the article: Birthright Israel tours are insulting young Jews' intelligence