Israel is currently under attack by Hamas. Israeli citizens (men, women, and children) are desperately running to shelters to escape indiscriminate rocket attacks from Hamas, whom the “Palestinians” in Gaza elected. Yet the despicable pro-jihad and self-hating Jews from J-Street want to have the “Palestinians” represented on Birthright trips, so that they can justify terror, bigotry, racism, hatred, and murder against the Jewish people of Israel. What’s next? Will J-Street eventually demand members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad be represented on Birthright trips?
J-Street must be exposed, since they are often labeled as a pro-Israel group, which they are absolutely not. Pro-Israel groups in the United States must have J-Street classified as a hate group. The Israeli government should also ban any J-Street members from entering Israel, since their conduct goes beyond criticism of Israel. AIPAC (and other Jewish groups) has shown tremendous incompetence and cowardice by not confronting J-Street and exposing them for what they are: an anti-Israel hate group. What an evil group of people the folks at J-Street are.
“J Street U calls for Palestinian voices on Birthright trips,” World Israel News, November 11, 2018:
Continuing its protest, the umbrella organization J Street U has distributed a petition to its chapters on college campuses nationwide, calling for Palestinian speakers to be part of Hillel-led Birthright Israel trips.
As of mid-October, J Street U chapters have submitted almost-identical petitions to their respective Hillel for Palestinian voices to be heard on the all-expense-paid trips.
“We feel our community values the inclusion of multiple experiences and narratives,” states UC Berkeley’s J Street U petition. “The exclusion of voices of Palestinians and Palestinian citizens of Israel from Birthright runs counter to our core values. We see the Birthright trip as an extension of our campus Jewish community, and therefore expect it to live up to the same values of the community as a whole.”
“For those of us that have attended a Birthright trip with Berkeley Hillel: We expected more,” adds the petition. “We expected, and in fact were told we would get, a fair and balanced education about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Instead, we got a short, biased and factually misleading narrative with minimal follow-up on the trip or back on campus.”
In Washington, American University’s J Street U petition states: “On a trip to Israel, we should experience the country’s history and culture, but we should also learn about the Israeli occupation and hear the voices of Palestinians living under occupation. As those of us who have been on Birthright and similar trips can attest, masking these truths creates a blind connection to Israel.”
At Tufts, its J Street U chapter also launched a petition and met with the Hillel on campus on Oct. 25….
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