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Birthright Israel: As political as chopped liver

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/birthright_israel_as_political_as_chopped_liver_20110719

Does Taglit-Birthright Israel have a political agenda? Questions about Birthright’s content have come to the fore, magnified by intense debate about Israel and, perhaps, as a consequence of the program becoming a rite of passage for Diaspora young adults. The questions are not new, and from the time the first planeload of participants landed in Israel, observers have been looking for the political agenda. But political agendas are more in the mind of the spectators than a part of the program itself.

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