“When I face antisemitism, I know that I am part of this legacy and this nation. And I know that in the worst possible case scenario, I always have a home as a Jewish person.”
Once, the term “brave” was reserved for acts of sacrifice and determination in the face of fear. There is little for IfNotNow provocateurs to lose from their public displays of virtue and outrage.
Countering atmospheric antisemitism and suffocating thought-policing.
Before arriving in Ras Ali, she had never heard Arabic spoken in her life. Through teaching and speaking with the students, her Arabic improved, as did her relationship with the students.
The program invited 56 students and entrepreneurs to Israel for this year's program, after sifting through thousands of applicants from around the world.
Although foreign tourism hasn’t fully opened in Israel, Birthright Israel CEO Gidi Mark has told me that allowing Birthright Israel visits is seen as a national priority.
Birthright has seen over 750,000 participants in 68 countries and has contributed some $1.825 billion to Israel's economy.
NATIONAL AFFAIRS: The first vaccinated foreign visitors traveling in groups are set to be allowed in starting from May 23.
The last Birthright trip took place on March 13, 2020, just before Israel's first nationwide lockdown.
“Jewish teens aren't involved in organizational life anymore,” says Russell F. Robinson, JNF-USA CEO.