Yishai Fleisher: “Twice this summer, a number of students have filmed themselves walking off their Birthright trips”

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I’m A Settler Who Defends The Birthright Walkouts
by Yishai Fleisher
July 19, 2018

…But while many believe that IfNotNow’s left-wing walkouts of Birthright trips may be nothing more than a rude publicity stunt, there is something just and accurate in their accusation that the Jewish world has kept them in the dark about the realities of Judea and Samaria/the West Bank. Don’t get me wrong — these students knowingly scammed a free (and expensive) Birthright trip in order to try and make the news when they walked out…And yet, while condemning IfNotNow’s tactics, we should consider that these student rebellions contain a fair critique of the information blackout, the cover-up, and the ambiguity of the Jewish world towards the “territories”. READ MORE

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