Posts Tagged ‘birthright’

Birthright doc should be required viewing for Jews who question connection to Zionism

“Birthright was established to give every Jewish person the ability and the chance to make the journey to his identity, to explore his identity,” Chaim, a tour guide for Birthright says in a key moment in Ben Grayzel’s 2020 documentary, Stranger in Zion. “There is no agenda but to explore the Jewish identity,” he says […]

Birthright and Onward Israel explore merger in MOU

Birthright Israel and Onward Israel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the possibility of a merger. The potential merger seeks to strengthen Israel-Diaspora ties by expanding opportunities for young world Jewry to experience Israel in a variety of ways. “Given our shared values, we see an opportunity to combine Birthright’s programming – including […]

Time to End Birthright Citizenship

Donald Trump took a lot of heat when he announced his candidacy for President, stating that he would build a border fence from San Diego to Brownsville and make Mexico pay for it, all to keep Mexico’s “unwanted” and “undesirables” from flooding the United States. In August 2015, on the campaign trail, he shed light […]

Sorry American Jews, you don’t have a birthright

A colloquial expression in Hebrew is “tzeh li me’havrid” – “get out of my veins”: you are too pushy, too close, you’re brutally invading my space. It’s an aggressive expression, and aggression is not my intention, so I’ll go with “American Jews, kindly get out of my veins.” As a left-wing Israeli, the last thing […]

Start ‘Birthright’ earlier and hire conservative professors– to stem ‘national security issue’ of Jewish kids abandoning Israel

Earlier today I posted news accounts of “devastating” new data on young Americans’ feelings about Israel, as compiled by Fern Oppenheim of the Brand Israel Group. I’ve now watched Oppenheim’s speech to the Herzliya conference, which was published yesterday. Her message was that the portion of Jewish college students who don’t like Israel is higher […]

Chabon calls occupation ‘the most grievous injustice I have ever seen in my life’ and says he is ‘culpable’

A lot of people are passing this interview around today, and they should be. It will bring tears to your eyes: the US novelist Michael Chabon speaking sincerely and eloquently about the horrors of the occupation, which he has just toured with Breaking the Silence. Chabon is preparing a book of essays by novelists about […]

The end of apartheid in Israel will not destroy the country, it can only improve it

I have been looking for years, and I cannot, for the life of me, locate the Republic of South Africa on any map of the world.  The name should be a very helpful indicator: Africa is a very large continent, South Africa, then, must be at the southern tip.  Yet I keep looking, and South […]

President Donald Trump faces his greatest nemesis — Mexican Muslims

After winning the election by a landslide, President Donald J Trump has followed through with his vision to make America great again by tackling its two biggest threats: Mexicans and Muslims.  His first order of business will be keeping out Mexicans by building a wall around the U.S.-Mexico border. The wall is intended to block […]

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