Birthright “As a trickle of activists leave the free rite of passage to protest a ‘one-sided’ narrative, others say their trips were marked by a 360-degree look at contentious issues”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Sometimes Birthright trips do address the ‘occupation.’ But is sometimes enough?
by Cathryn J. Prince
July 24, 2018

…”They talk about the conflict but they also want you to fall in love with Israel, maybe to move there. We had meetings with people from both sides. The whole trip in general is to get you connected, and to have a good time,” said Michael Zola, a junior at UMass-Amherst who went on Birthright last month with Cornell University. Zola said there was never a sense of tension among those on his bus with tour guides or a feeling that Birthright was hiding things from them.READ MORE

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