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Divided by a common goal

Most of us want a thriving Jewish state. Battles over how to get there shouldn’t make us forget it.

Panel at Jpost debate in Tel Aviv
Photo by: Sara Miller
Here’s a pop quiz: Confronted with complaints that Taglit-Birthright, which brings young Diaspora Jews on free trips to Israel, “glosses over” the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, who gave the following response? “The Birthright visit has nothing to do with the conflict. It’s a first meeting with Israel, and naturally what they get in it is the Israeli point of view. They don’t have to go and visit Ramallah on their first trip, too.”

Hint: If you guessed a right-of-center Israeli politician, a pro-Israel activist from overseas, or any other “usual suspect,” you’re wrong.



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