Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Birthright Trips, a Rite of Passage for Many Jews, Are Now a Target of Protests


But the protests highlight growing unease among many young American Jews over Israel’s policies. They see Israeli leaders who have been drifting rightward and openly embracing the annexation of the West Bank, land on which Palestinians have long hoped to build their own state.
The Birthright protests also highlight a generational divide between Jews who grew up with the constant fear of Israel’s destruction, and younger people today who may be more likely to take Israel’s existence for granted, and who focus instead on the millions of Palestinians left stateless by the conflict.

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  1. “Birthright Trips, a Rite of Passage for Many Jews, Are Now a Target of Protests”
    I scanned the horrible NYT long piece with many photos. See https://www.wsj.com/articles/oberlin-pays-for-smearing-the-town-grocer-11560294176
    “In this case, Oberlin students and administrators appeared happy to smear a family-run institution in pursuit of a “social justice” agenda. Ignoring the facts, they attempted to destroy a business without concern for the damage they were inflicting on a family and workers in their own community. Sadly, many victims of similar smear campaigns don’t persevere like the Gibsons did. For individuals and businesses facing progressive political mobs, succumbing to the bullying might seem the easiest way out, even when the accusations are false. But that could result in loss of livelihoods, safety and peace. The Gibson family showed that, using the legal system, it is possible to fight back and win. The verdict in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin confirms that colleges and universities aren’t immune from accountability for participating in aggressive activism among their students, especially when that activism is built on lies and smears.”
    One can use the legal system to fight back and win against activism is built on lies and smears. My focus is on activism built on lies and smears of ORA and Agunah International. DT, I hate seeing your CNN, NYT etc posts that support activism built on lies and smears.


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