An anti-Israel organization with the deceptive name Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is mounting a campaign urging eligible American Millennials to reject Birthright Israel, a program designed to strengthen the ties between Israel and young adults in the diaspora by sending them to the Holy Land for ten days.
According to Birthright Israel’s website, more than 600,000 people from around the world (including my daughter) have participated in the program since it started in 1999. Participants do not travel to the disputed territories of Judea, Samaria, Gaza, or East Jerusalem other than the Jewish Quarter of the Old City.
Using the slogan #ReturnTheBirthright, JVP is urging Jewish youth to sign a pledge laden with anti-Israel propaganda which says in part:
“As young Jews, we recognize that Israel is not our birthright. In 1948, Zionist militias expelled over 700,000 Palestinians from their homes and villages, an act of