After a six month investigation, the Jewish student organization issued a confidential statement calling such allegations 'justified,' the New York Jewish Week reports
The most polarizing voices on the left and the right police and dictate how we in the U.S. Jewish talk about and engage with Israel, Birthright and Arab society
That's the clear message from the anti-occupation activists of IfNotNow. Forget a more ‘balanced’ approach to the conflict: When they label views sympathetic to Israel as deceptive or malevolent – they’re trying to shut them down
Birthright revises contract with participants in bid to avert future anti-occupation protests, saying it rejects any attempt to manipulate trip's 'open climate'
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
Numbers are down as much as 50 percent in some cases, with providers speculating that disengagement with Israel among young U.S. Jews is part of the problem
Asiimwe Rabbin, who led the first-ever Birthright group from Uganda, denied visa because Interior Ministry does not accept his community as eligible for Law of Return
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: A group of young Diaspora Jews talk about what Zionism means to them; an Israeli tour guide recalls how a busload of Jews and Arabs in Slovenia realized they weren't so different
Jewish campus organization Hillel investigating claims against the Birthright co-founder and has removed his name from their board, Jewish Week reports ■ Steinhardt: These women 'can’t be accusing me of anything other than words’
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: Why this young Saint Petersburg resident left his family and moved to Israel
Still not recognized as Jewish by Israel, three dozen members of the Abayudaya community celebrate their Judaism at the Western Wall in a unique way
Several celebrities and newspapers, including Haaretz, are featured on the list of banned 'Haters of Israel'
Charles Bronfman tells Haaretz that protesters aren’t being fair to fellow participants, but admits complaints about a map that showed the West Bank as part of Israel are valid
Our trip was shattered by premeditated walk-out in which we, unwillingly, became part of the media spectacle that their activists had sought from the start. This is our side of the story
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: Two young L.A. women explain why they decided to rough it out on Birthright trip to Israel ■ What it's like to be on the verge of being drafted into the Israeli army
The Jewish activists from the IfNotNow group were kicked out of the JFK International Airport after Birthright staffers allegedly asked airport security to intervene
The social network took down the video over the weekend, which featured the moment of the walk-off, as well as a lengthy conversations with Palestinians
After a video of participants walking off a trip went viral, many question whether Birthright has a responsibility to grapple with the occupation
The program that offers free trips to Israel reiterates that it does not inquire about its applicants’ political views
'At the moment, minor changes being made to daily itineraries in accordance with our security guidelines,' official says
Birthright’s programs are essentially a gift from the government of Israel and wealthy American Jews. The goal of these protests may be noble: the method – not so much
The group was eventually escorted off the premises by police after trip leaders complained, they say
Eight young Americans leave the trip during a visit to Jerusalem's City of David Park to visit family slated for eviction by right-wing organization that manages the park
Opinion 'One Jewish Life Is Worth More Than 10,000 non-Jews': Why More U.S. Jews Will Walk Off Birthright This Summer
My Birthright guide's supremacist stance was extreme. But the program's claim to be 'apolitical' is not only demonstrably untrue; it frames every critical, inquisitive Jewish millennial who wants to meet Palestinians as Israel-haters
5,000 young Christians who have visited Israel over the past three years on a trip called “Passages”, the Evangelical version of Birthright Israel
Experts say it was inevitable that the Jewish-roots trip provider would eventually become a battleground, but its co-founder decries the recent walkout by five participants
The Yesh Atid leader wants the Israeli public to shut up and perpetuate lies about the occupation just to protect Israel's public diplomacy efforts
Five participants left the program in public protest in order to visit Hebron and Bethlehem with Breaking the Silence: 'Israel tour is one-sided' ■ Birthright: We're apolitical and reject promotion of any agenda
'I’m just saying that where the Zionist propaganda machine meets the Jewish continuity machine, we have a problem, and only women get punished'
For years, Birthright has done its best to avoid a critical discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After Gaza, is that sustainable – or credible? Are Birthright participants growing weary of its 'sugar-coated Israel'?