Sunday, June 19, 2011

Birthright: As bad as I expected it to be...

This article in The Nation by a young Jewish person will surely get her branded as "self-hating" among the official Jewish political organizations in our fair nation.

The Birthright tours remind me of those tours people took of the Soviet Union in the 1930s and 1940s. And the groupthink is familiar to anyone who knows about the culture of 1930s and 1940s American Stalinism.

One institutional fallout from the article is that the Birthright tours will now screen out even more carefully anyone who has a worldview that is consistent with Ha'aretz editorials. It will, instead, become even more Likudnik in its orientation.

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