Young American Jews Disrupt National Rally in Israel Protesting ‘Birthright’ Trips

Published January 3rd, 2019 - 08:24 GMT
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A video has been widely shared on social media of a group of young American Jews disrupting a nationalist rally held in Israel for all Birthright participants.

The video shows Birthright participants while breaking into the stage of ‘Mega Event’ rally

Holding signs of: “Birthright: Sponsored by Adelson, Trump, Netanyahu”, it did not take few seconds until a security man showed up and tried to take them off stage.

The move came in what believed to be a protest against the right-wing real donors behind Birthright trips held on for young American Jews. The young protesters were kicked off their trip.

Lately, many groups were seen walking off the “Birthright Israel” tours in Israel in protest at the Israeli policies toward Palestinians.

For diaspora Jewish youths, the “Birthright” movement has been funded by the Israeli government and several U.S. Jewish organizations to offer a two-week free “educational” trip to Israel.

However, according to the young Americans who left the tours, the trips were “one-sided, misleadingly educational,” offering a skewed perspective on Israel and its relations with Arab neighbours.

 

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