Opinion Young American Jews Would Engage More With Israel if Birthright Stopped Lying About the Occupation

Showing the truth won’t alienate Birthright trip participants from Israel. But offering a sanitized, whitewashed Israel patronizes young Jews’ curiosity and intelligence – and sets them up for dissonance and disengagement

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I have been a Birthright participant and trip leader and an on-campus Israel advocacy professional, and I'll never forget the first time I visited the West Bank.